Youth News - June 2015
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Youth News
June 2015
by Hector Meza

“Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.” Psalm 8:2

Recently I was a groomsman at an Indian wedding. It was quite an elaborate and extravagant affair full of lively music, dancing and food. Just about everything required the participation and enthusiasm of the entire crowd.

One could hardly distinguish young from old as everyone was together for this joyous occasion. One of the most memorable moments came at the beginning of the ceremony. The groom, dressed in fancy almost princely garments mounted a white horse adorned with jewels and armor. In front of the groom was his entourage of friends and family all dancing and cheering, announcing the arrival of the groom for the patiently waiting bride. It was a really fun and emotional event, since I knew how long my friend had waited to find the person he would spend the rest of his life with. It was hard not to think of the triumphal entry scene, where Jesus was arriving to redeem His bride, the Church.

When we gather together as brothers and sisters for worship, we have the privilege of being in Jesus’ processional. We get a foretaste of that great day when the hosts of heaven and throngs of people from every generation, tongue, tribe and nation will rejoice before Jesus in unison. Our worship should be a vibrant and joyous affair, because we serve a great and humble King. That seems like an oxymoron, but that’s how great our God is. He is great enough to humble Himself for us. That’s a King worthy of our worship.

And one would think that this great King would require worship from only the most trained or professional worshipers, but in Psalm 8, He does not. No, it is through the praise of children and infants that the enemy is silenced. So, I ask you to take a moment to pray with me as we begin to develop a worship ministry among our students. We hope that under the guidance of the Holy Spirit working through adult and student leaders students will be able to see the beauty, power and necessity of worship. We pray that a generation of worshipers who worship in Spirit and in truth will arise. We begin meeting to train our students shortly and ask for the prayers of the church.

In Christ,

P. Hector

 
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