I guess going to church is in my genes and it’s a good thing! My great grandfather Samuel Wolfe founded a little chapel in the mountains of Lebanon County PA pictured above and his son took the reigns of leadership from him so future generations would benefit. In the same time period my grandmother Margaret Anspach on my mother’s side took the leadership in her family, in spite of grandpa’s resistance and made sure her family had a Bible in the house and her children were in church regularly.
In my devotions this morning I read these passages which talk of this very thing: “I was glad when they said unto me let us go into the house of the Lord. It is good to give thanks to the Lord, and to sing praises to Your name O Most High. To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning and Your faithfulness every night. For You, Lord have made me glad through Your work; I will triumph in the works of Your hands.” (Psalm 122:1; 92:1,2,4)
The fact is, all of us have an “O Most High” in our lives. It’s either the real O Most High, the creator of heaven and Lord of the universe or “Me, Myself & I”. Granted the MMI god has it’s benefits, no getting up early on a Sunday morning, no offerings, no sermons, no list of do’s and dont’s. I’m sure you could name a few more. On the other hand, the OMH God brings an eternal list of benefits out of this world. A relationship with Him through His Son is offered by a step of true faith (John 1:12), a family of believers to support and pray for you (Oh yes there are hypocrites but aren’t we all at times?), a place to hear his Word preached which gives the fuel for the week ahead and a place to give back to Him and others in need. I could go on but you probably get the picture.
I close with one of my favorite Psalms chapter 63:1-2, “O God thou art my God, early will I seek Thee, My soul thirsts for Thee, My flesh longs for Thee, In a dry and thirsty land where there is no water. So I have sought Thee in the sanctuary to see Thy power and Thy glory.”
It’s pretty dry out there, won’t you join me in seeking the real “O Most High”?