I see you bro.
Rockin that beanie like a champ. You’ve got the piping hot double vanilla low fat soy latte. Your outfit is legit. Chuck Taylor’s are on point. Jeans tight rolled. You are chillin in the sanctuary at church streaming on Facebook live.
Man, isn’t it cool that you’re spreading church through your social media feed?
Not really. You see, you’re showing off church because it’s cool. You know how I know? Because you’ve planned that outfit down to the finest detail- but, you can’t tell me what a Psalm 1 man is.
It’s not your fault. It’s ours. The church has gotten so concerned with being cool to get the millennials in the door, that they have lost the REVERENCE of God.
Remember when Moses came upon that burning bush?
“Do not come any closer,” the Lord warned. “Take off your sandals, for you are standing on holy ground. I am the God of your father— the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” When Moses heard this, he covered his face because he was afraid to look at God.
He was afraid to look at God. That’s power. He didn’t grab someone to draw a selfie of him with a burning bush. I can’t help but think that that would be the reaction of an encounter with God today.
We have no idea the power and magnificence of our God. Isaiah 6:1-4 says …I saw the Lord. He was sitting on a lofty throne, and the train of his robe filled the Temple. Attending him were mighty seraphim, each having six wings. With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. They were calling out to each other,
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Heaven’s Armies! The whole earth is filled with his glory!”
Their voices shook the Temple to its foundations, and the entire building was filled with smoke.
Six winged celestial beings covering their faces and feet…never to touch the ground before God…never to look upon the face of the Holy One.
THIS is God.
This is the being that created the very planet upon which you stand.
This is the being that breathed life into the first human.
This is the being that exclaimed LIGHT BE and the sun exploded into its place.
And for some reason the church thinks we need to make God cool.
No. We don’t.
God is cool.
God is so cool that He is beyond comprehension. He is so cool that He is powerful beyond measure. God is so cool that He sent His son to die for us. And how do we repay Him? We take selfies in the sanctuary.
The bible says that no one can look directly at God’s face and live. So cover YOUR face. WORSHIP Him as He alone deserves. Put your phone up and your latte down, remove your beanie and take off your shoes.
For you are standing on Holy ground.