How Coming to Worship Changes Us (And a Great Video for Sunday’s New Song)

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Our last Lord's Day's message (click here) considered the Word of the Lord that calls us to come to worship corporately as His people, in psalms like this: 

"Oh come, let us sing to the LORD ... Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving ... Oh come, let us worship..." - Psalm 95:1-6

As we come to worship and sing with thanksgiving, we transition to the Christmas season and songs like "O Come All Ye Faithful." But is there a call to worship also for those who feel unfaithful, weak and unstable, or alone in these times? I love this new song by Sovereign Grace that calls all to come, not just those who "have it together" (which none of us do, even if we act like it!). I also love the video below that shows the faces of people in various ages and stages and struggles of life. Notice as they come and begin to sing how it changes them - a picture to help us see what God has done and does as we come to worship. Christ meets us where we are but doesn't leave us there.

Here's the lyrics: 

O come, all you unfaithful
Come, weak and unstable
Come, know you are not alone

O come, barren and waiting ones
Weary of praying, come
See what your God has done

Chorus
Christ is born; Christ is born!
Christ is born, for you.

O come, bitter and broken
Come with fears unspoken
Come, taste of His perfect love

O come, guilty and hiding ones
There is no need to run
See what your God has done

Bridge:
He's the Lamb who was given
Slain for our pardon
His promise is peace
For those who believe

So come, though you have nothing
Come, He is the offering
Come, see what your God has done

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Be sure to watch the video here, which will also help you prepare to sing it in worship this Lord's Day. It's not a parody of the classic carol, but is a serious and sweet call for sinners and strugglers to come to the One who has come for us! 

 

As we move from Thanksgiving to this Christmas season, let's come to worship Him who says "Come to me all you who are weary, burdened, and heavy laden, and I will give you rest ... for your soul." And a few verses later "A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out ... In His name the nations will put their hope" (Matthew 11:28, 12:20-21). 

 

 

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Beautiful song! The first Sunday of Advent? See you tomorrow Phil!

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