Growing up in places by the beach, I’ve only realized when I moved to Toronto just how much I took that for granted. Two weeks ago, I stood in complete awe of God’s creation where the water touched the sky in various shades of blue. There was not a cloud in the sky and the sun was shining and glistening against the water and it truly left me speechless.
I find myself in this position often, whether it’s looking at the pastel colours of dusk or seeing the leaves change in the Autumn. God’s might and power shows so much through His creation and it’s so evident and so captivating. Sometimes our choice of words are unthought of and there is no time for doubt when presented with God’s glory. When we are given a glimpse of this, sometimes, the only possible response is immediate and unhindered praise, or even mere awe.
But imagine if you had the chance to see Him in the flesh.
The book of Matthew, in chapter 21, tells the account of Jesus riding into Jerusalem with the crowd praising Him and shouting “Hosanna to the Son of David!”. Spontaneous worship is not something new to our Lord. Ever since creative, human and nature have praised Him. On the day recorded in Matthew 21, crowds erupted in praise and awe to Him. The Gospel of Luke says “the whole crowd of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the miracles they had seen” (Luke 19:37).
The account of Luke speaks of miracles – in plural – because this crowd that had been following Jesus has seen evidence of His Lordship – that He was indeed the Son of God. These glimpses of His glory presented through miracles led them to worship.
We have the privilege of knowing who Jesus is and what He did for us as our Saviour, and with this in mind, we should come to Him in unhindered worship, no matter the circumstance. As we meditate on the Word this Holy Week, may we continue to see Jesus for who He is and worship Him, with no filters and wholeheartedly.
— Chelsea Mendoza