Children’s Message by Rev. Kelly Jane Caesar on February 9, 2020
God is always there loving us,
But we can do things that keep us from seeing God’s love.
One of those things is rigid adherence to one way of worship.
In our confession this morning we read together the words of the prophet Isaiah 58:1-12.
God is upset with the people for being so focused on how they worship that they forget to care for one another and their neighbors.
People worship God in lots of different ways.
People worship God…
In buildings with stain glass
Mid-13th century (Michael D Hill Jr/Sainte Chapel Stained glass I
Outside in nature
Silver Lake Hubbell Chapel
Naples Florida, C3 Church on the Beach
or Outside on the Street
Some people praise God…
With arms raised up and lots of loud music
In lines in pews like we have here.
In pews facing each other
In a circle
Kneeling on the floor with candles – as in taize in France
Standing the whole time, like the Christian Orthodox
These are all Christian ways of worship!
Jews, Muslims, and Hindus have lots of different ways to worship too.
People worship God in various ways,
but God care less about how we worship than what we do because we worship.
Worship done right fuels us to love and care for others.