As I stood in that dark theater with colored lights flashing everywhere around me, it felt more like I was in a concert than a Church service. I was not used to worshiping God this way. It felt weird. But beyond that, it felt good being there. I was in the midst of people that I had always judged to have strayed from God and they seemed happy being in His Presence. This was where all the people I once thought did not attend Church were. This was Hillsong United.
It’s easy to get stuck up in your world of rights and wrongs, where everyone who doesn’t conform to your standard is not doing it correctly. If they don’t worship where or how you worship, then they are not doing it properly. If they are not dressing the way you dress, then they’ve missed it. It helps me better understand Peter’s dilemma in Acts 10- he was going to go against everything he stood for personally.
The experiences I’ve had this past weekend have helped me see things from a different light. My Sunday Service at Hillsong United was one of the best services I’ve ever been in. Truly, He is a God of all- Jews and Gentiles, Blacks and Whites.
I intend to keep this mind of mine open. Really, who are we to judge?
Food for thought:
We have only one standard- God’s Word. Our false interpretations of it do not make His Word any less united.
Don’t be quick to judge what you don’t understand