Sunday, July 17, 2011

The Great Congregation

A great crowd gathers, standing shoulder to shoulder, while a gentle, rhythmic chorus rises from the stream in the valley below. Theirs is a song of praise, for each one of them stands firmly planted by their maker. These tall pines nestle together like families gathering to experience community, while their tall, needled branches point toward heaven.

And as they remain cradled in the mountainous rocky crags behind them, I cannot help but picture the body of Christ gathered to worship the rock of our salvation.

"My feet stand on level ground;
in the great congregation I will praise the LORD."
-Psalm 26:12

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