Great and Holy God,
Worship lite is not your standard!
Sacrificial giving. Painstaking attention to detail. Meticulous craftsmanship. That's how you spelled it out for Moses in Exodus.
The Ark, the Tabernacle, priestly garments - they represent and evoke your presence. (Exodus 25-28)
I will meet with you and give you all my commands… (from Exodus 25:22)
In a grand cathedral or a clapboard country church we gather for praise, confession and intercession. Yes, my thoughts wander. I can be caught yawning, but worship compels our full attention and participation. You are near. Your presence fills the space. The details matter - the details of our lives - and we listen for your instructions. Amen.