A few years ago, I was complaining to God that I was moving into the middle-age years. I truly didn’t feel my age. It was hard for me to see myself in that time of life. I was having a pity party, but God spoke. He spoke deeply and definitely to my heart. His message to me was that, when I was saved, chronology lost all meaning for me.
Without getting into a deep theological study, God was showing me a simple truth found in John 3:16. “..whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life”. When someone accepts the free gift of salvation, they are promised eternal life. In other words, I may be in my 40’s in terms of the government’s records but, in actual fact, I began to live eternally when I was saved, so there is no “middle age” for me. What is the middle of eternity?
Since all believers are eternally “ageless”, worship takes on a greater significance in the life of the church. Grandpa, Grandma, Mom and Dad, the youth, and the children all worship as one. I guess what I am saying is that worship is not for one age only or tied to a chronological time in a person’s life.
The reason for this truth is that God does not change. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He remains the creator, all-powerful, all-knowing, the sovereign God. He is worthy of worship by all peoples. In fact, someday, all will worship him when they see the greatness of who he is. (Philippians 2:9-11)
Commercialism may divide people into the likes and dislikes of music, but the worship of God unites. No matter what song is sung, all of us worship God for who he is. The point is that worship is about God. It is not about a hymn or contemporary song. It is about the Person who transcends all of that.
Let me encourage us all to look beyond the choice of songs or how they are played or what instruments are being used and worship God for who he is. These “things” are insignificant compared to the awesomeness of God. We are wise to see him and not be distracted by the genre of music.
When my grandfather was living on this globe, I had the joy – the incredible joy – of standing beside him and worshiping God with him. It didn’t matter what style of music. We loved and adored God together. It is about God and not our likes or dislikes. Worship happens through all ages when we focus on the incomparable one: Almighty God! We appreciate your Comments