Hands Outstretched

Visualize the Scene

Daily Readings: Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11; Psalm 126; I Thessalonians 5:16-24; John 1:6-8, 19-28

The Doxology (traditional)

Praise God from whom all blessings flow, Praise Him all creatures here below, Praise Him above ye heavenly host, Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Do you ever visualize the scene in the song we sing before Communion? I see us standing there, hands outstretched, palms up, while angels descend into the sanctuary, meeting us halfway for a heavenly celebration.

Now, imagine this further: this song, the Lord’s Prayer, the Creed, and other songs of worship are sung the world over every Sunday morning – in every town, in every country, and through multiple time zones. There is continuous worship for hours on end, a praising of God, a sense of holy belonging, a rolling jubilation like a wave across the world, and we are part of it.

What Joy!

May both shadow and light guide you to God-With-Us.

Offered by Astri Kilburn

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