I have mentioned before that one key element of worship at Grace Fellowship Church (and in traditional Protestant services) is the Call to Worship. Often our calls to worship involve simply reading a passage of the Bible, but other times we combine several texts in a kind of question and answer format. In this case we had two pastors involved, one answering and the other replying. Perhaps it will serve you as you prepare to worship today…
Are you lonely? Then come to the One who will “consider your affliction and your trouble, and forgive all your sins.”
Are you tired? Then come to the One who “has been your help, in the shadow of whose wings you will sing for joy.”
Are you caught in a mess? Then come to the One who “is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Since you know His name, put your trust in Him, for our LORD has never forsaken those who seek Him.”
Are you weighed down by sin and guilt? Then come to the One who “is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness, If we confess our sins to Him.”
Are you thankful and happy in God? Then come to the One who has told you, “O man, what is good; and what the LORD requires of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”
Come to God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit… and worship Him. There is nothing gained by departing from God, and nothing lost by being faithful to Him.