Worshiping in spirit and in truth John 21:24
Jesus told the woman at the well that a change had come to the world. For Jews, for Samaritans, for you and I. To bow or give honor to God is no longer a location, but a matter of heart. Many today have told me that they don’t need to attend a church meeting. Being out in nature and their personal private worship is enough for God. The scripture says not to neglect the activity of gathering together. I say, if your truly a worshiper, why wouldn’t you want to gather with others? Thomas bowed before Jesus and confessed, “My Lord and My God.” Peter and John, on their way to worship in the temple, gave a lame man something that they had received, by living a life of worship. Our Father is still looking for these kinds of worshipers. May Holy Spirit lead our hearts to be broken and soft before the Lord Jesus. The Samaritan woman had an encounter with Jesus and found out the truth of her own life and more importantly about who God is. May we each have our own encounters with the one who wants us to know what and who we worship. Like this woman, who was a great witness to her community, we also, are called to proclaim that the hour to worship is here and now. G.W.