Worship is our spirit’s art form

Jubal was the father of all who play the lyre and harp. Gen 4:23 God filled Bezalel with ability and intelligence, knowledge and craftsmanship, to devise artistic designs, to work in gold, silver, and bronze, in cutting stones, and in carving wood, to work in every craft.Ex. 31:2-4 Marian the prophetess took the timbrel in her hand and all the women went out after her with timbrels and dancing. Ex. 15:20

The arts have ancient roots in human culture and in how we respond to God’s presence in our lives. Art can strip down our intellectual understandings to visceral and emotional impressions. Poetry comes closest to doing that with words. The thing we call “worship,” is expression of our deepest responses to and impressions of all that God is.

Lord, here are the colors and patterns, the melodies and harmonies, the dance moves and poetry of my spirit’s love or You, awe of You, and delight in You.