Leader: We want a spectacle. We want fireworks and a laser light show. We want the rockets’ red glare and bombs bursting in air. We want a production that will make the power go out. That will get our attention.
People: The Lord rules; let the people tremble; let the earth quake! God is great; he towers in splendor over everyone else!
Leader: What if Jesus showed up, and his face was dazzling, and his clothes were so white they radiated light? What if the greatest prophets of all time stood next to him and their appearance was even more glorious?
People: The people of God cried out to the Lord, and he answered them. The Lord spoke to them in a pillar of cloud and of fire!
Leader: We want glory. We want power. We want the assurance of things we never get to see. We want something to depend on, something to hope in, something to dedicate our lives to.
People: Let us extol the Lord our God, and worship on his holy mountain. For the Lord our God is holy!
ALL: LET US PRAISE THE LORD! ALLELUIA!
adapted from Psalm 99
submitted by Rev. Eric Beene, White Bluff Presbyterian Church, Savannah, GA