The definition of worship from google is “the expression of reverence and adoration for a deity.” Worship is such a beautiful gift. It connects you to your Creator. It amazes me watching people worship in another language. All over the world, throughout many different groups of people and languages, are all united under the same God, giving thanks and praise. It really demonstrates the glory of God and how we can all be united.
Last week, my host family took me to a youth conference at their church, and that was truly an amazing experience. This conference happens once a year so they brought in well-known speakers and worshiped for about 3 hours straight. Seeing everyone cry out to God and pour out their hearts in worship gave me chills. They didn’t care what they looked like or how they sang, they gave all they had to God because He was deserving of the praise.
“Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!” Psalm 150:6
Yesterday we went to a night church service near São Paulo, and I had a similar experience. When we arrived everyone was so hospitable and made us feel at home. People would come greet us with a kiss and say, “God bless you”. When the worship band began to sing, everyone was jumping up and down, dancing, singing and crying out to God. The tambourine and the beat of the drum carried the energy. The amount of passion and zeal is what made the music come alive, and I could feel God’s presence in that place.
When the song, “The Great I Am” came on, the lyrics hit me. They sang
“Aleluia, Santo, Santo, Grande eu seu” “Alléluia, Holy, Holy, The Great I am”
I just closed my eyed and soaked in this moment. Joy and praises filled the room. Raising my hands in worship, I pictured people from every nation coming together singing as one to God. We are all united under a common prayer. No language barrier can separate us, all that matters is that we are worshipping the same all powerful God.