With Reverence and Awe

Filed on 15 September 2019 in Food For Thought category. Print This Page

With Reverence and Awe – A Reminder

“Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe” (Hebrews 12:28 NIV)

It was about 10 days before writing this that Lizzie (my wife) read a selection from 1 Cor 11 with verse 28 reminding us to “come to this (Communion) meal in holy awe” (The Message).

I was reminded of a friend of mine whose attitude before God – with a consciousness of enormous and sobering privilege – was always “how can we presume to be the recipients of His Love”.

And when we think about what God, through Jesus, has done, it really is awe-inspiring, isn’t it?

And Hebrews 12 warns us against trivialising this gift.

Verse 28 tells us that our future cannot be shaken, our inheritance is sure, we are children of the King of all creation and we are to come before Him and worship Him with reverence and awe.

And, if it helps, remember Aslan to Bree in bidding him to come to him “do not dare not to dare” (The Horse and His Boy CSLewis).

How then do we approach Him? Especially to actually ask Him for something? Well, as Jesus taught us to pray “Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven” how dare we not come. To refuse to pray and claim that prayer could even be trivialising in itself.


Be Awestruck Every Day…

Jesus, who calls us “brothers”, is our High Priest, sitting in power and majesty

at the right hand of the throne of God, making intercession for us!!


Every day, remember.  Be awestruck.  Be grateful.  Be humble.

And persevere in the knowledge of this amazing fact.


Lachlan Dunjey, in awe that I can be – and am – a child of this great and majestic, Holy, God.  May 2014.

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