Thursday, January 26, 2006

The 2 Best Feelings in the world...

Since Brennan's birth, I've realized that there are 2 feelings in the world that surpass all others - at least for me. The first, and this one has been there for years, is being in church and having the freedom to worship God with every part of yourself. That is an awesome feeling. Now, I'm taking a class Worship in the Reformed Tradition and we're going to learn all about the wonderful blessings of orderly worship with the help of lectionaries, hymnbooks, bulletins, printed prayers & confessions, etc. But I have to say, that the worship I see in the bible... well, that's not exactly it. Worship that is done with abandon, in the freedom of the knowledge that God is so awesome that you need to bow down, raise your hands, shout, cry and everything in between just to begin to show God's worth... well, THAT my friends is an awesome feeling, and something for me at least that is TRUE worship.

Now, the second best (not necessarily second-best) feeling that I've discovered is the feeling of my son, resting on my chest. That is awesome. We can be lying down or sitting up - or even naked (almost) like in the picture (which evidently, mere minutes after it was taken, I felt something running down my stomach... YES, he peed through his diaper while laying on top of me - what a feeling!). But to feel this tiny little baby, whom I love so much, next to me, to feel his warmth, and know how much he needs me... it's just incredible. There is no way I can describe it...

5 comments:

Apostle John said...

You have a limited view of worship, if you think it has to be one or the other, and not both.

Mr. Higgins said...

Don & Bridgette, you have a beautiful son! We can't wait to come and visit you sometime soon.

Ummm... I lost your email when I dumped my hard-drive. Could you email me at Mrhigs@gmail.com?? Then I can email you some things. Thanks dude!

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Don said...

Apostle...

Let me be clear that I'm not trying to deny that lectionaries, hymnbooks, bulletins, printed prayers & confessions cannot be part of true worship. I believe they can. However, I stand by the fact that what we see in the Bible does not include some of these elements and that there is a lot more freedom. I won't apologize for attempting to swing the pendulum back the other way but I will concur that there needs to be a sort of balance. I just happen to feel that 2000 years of Church history (which I believe is beautiful and should be celebrated) has tended to downplay the freedom or worship to lift up a more cerebral form that is not wholistic but, to use your term "limited."

I invite your comments and constructive criticism on this and any other topic as we seek to glorify God.

theonegoing said...

You have a beautiful baby but I am still recovering from seeing your 'beautiful' body...