I’ve never been one who particularly liked the T.V. show Touched by an Angel. (I prefer action, not something that pulls at my heart strings.) Not to say, I found it misleading. However, this one particular episode was the one episode I remember all these years. It is my favorite scene, probably of all T.V series.

You can watch the first four parts if you wish, but I will give you a brief synoposis. A little boy is dying. His mother (Wynonna Judd) is a song writer and has had a writer’s block. One of the little boy’s last wishes before he dies, is that she will finish a song she had started.

She finally does finish the song and gets the whole neighborhood to sing it with her while her son listens. He dies while the song is being sung. The angel looks over at this mother and gives her a look of he’s gone. What I found moving is she keeps singing. You know her heart is breaking, yet she continues to sing. Is this not true worship to God? To sing, rejoice and worship even during the worst and saddest of times?  

Then Job arose, tore his robe, and shaved his head; and he fell to the ground and worshiped. And he said:

“ Naked I came from my mother’s womb,
And naked shall I return there.
The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away;
Blessed be the name of the LORD.” — Job 1:20,21 —

May God teach us to be true worshippers in spirit and in truth. Something tells me there is pain and suffering involved. But is it not such a small price to pay in order to honor the God who has given us eternal life? May we learn how to suffer so we can worship Him in spirit and truth.

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