My husband and I have spent several days in California on our “Great Adventure”. We spent some time near Monterey and even did some whale watching off the coast near a small town called Moss Landing where we were camped. I had the privilege of seeing a great humpback whale breach beside the boat. I didn’t capture the breach on film, only the splash after but it was still breathtaking!
At the end of that experience, I praised God for allowing me the privilege of seeing such an amazing sight!
Camped in Soledad Canyon later that week, my husband and I took our usual nightly stroll around the campsite and heard music. Curious, we came across twenty tents or so lined up in a neat horseshoe design and a group of Hispanic women singing. We couldn’t understand a word they were singing, but it was obvious by their raised arms and the familiarity of one chorus, they were worshipping the Lord there. My husband and I respectfully silent spectators, listened to their songs and to their speaker read from Scripture. We worshipped with them from a distance and felt God’s presence close to us. I didn’t understand any of the Spanish spoken but it was still breathtaking! We went back to our campsite and praised God for allowing us the privilege to see these group of women worship and be a part of that experience.
I am far away from my church family and I miss them, however I was struck by the fact that night in Soledad Canyon that the Lord is with us wherever we go and we may worship Him anywhere and at anytime. Note: I am NOT saying that people do not need to go to church to worship God. It is important to come together regularly and worship as believers so that we may build one another up. (1 Corinthians 14:26)
I AM saying that in my opinion, worship is not merely confined to Sunday morning church services. It is constant and ongoing! We have been praising God from the Rocky Mountains to the Desert Flats and all the vistas in between and it’s been amazing!
Psalm 150:6 reads, “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.”
Wherever we are, whatever we do, we remember to worship and praise the Lord and it’s always…
“…speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 5:19-20