What would you do if you got to stand before the God of the universe? I think we’ve all considered this before: “What questions would I ask” “What would I tell Him?”
As we look at Scripture, I think we’re given a pretty clear answer on what we’ll do…and it’s probably quite different than what we’d imagine. As much as we might like to consider what we’ll say, I’m not sure we’ll be speaking at all. In fact, again and again as we look through the pages of the Bible, we see that when various men stood in the presence of God; their response was similar to Isaiah’s as seen in Isaiah 6:5,
““Woe is me, for I am undone (ruined, doomed)!
Because I am a man of unclean lips,
And I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips;
For my eyes have seen the King,
The Lord of hosts.”
God’s Word shows us the nearer a person was to the throne of God, the more aware of his sin he became. Person after person fell flat on their face understanding their need for God’s grace. Person after person forgot about themselves, forgot about their circumstances, and person after person began to worship. And then we see this beautiful interaction between God and man. It was in this moment of brokenness that God lifted these people up, and He gave them a reason to live. After that, they were never the same.
It’s easy for us to become ho-hom or complacent about our faith. Yet what is the purpose of mankind? It’s to glorify our Maker. God is not glorified in us thinking of Him as normal, He’s not honored in apathy. He’s honored in worship…sincere, committed, forget-about-self-focus-only-on-God-type of worship.
This year, we’re praying that our youth will begin to grasp the God who made them. We pray that those who have never met Him will enter into a relationship with Him through faith in His Son; but we also pray that those who already have a relationship with Him begin to understand Him for who He is; and that they’ll worship. Last as they truly praise their Maker, we ask God that they’ll understand that they have a purpose; and that purpose is to show the world His goodness. Would you join us in that prayer?