Worship! I’ve been immersed in it. Researching, reading, writing…realized I was neglecting the doing part. So, I stopped…spent time in reflection, in prayer, and then I turned on some music. That was a couple of weeks ago…and a song I stumbled on during that time has stayed with me.
“Where Were You?” by Ghost Ship. It’s a song based on God’s conversation with Job (Job 38-42). The one where God speaks out of the whirlwind. Where He asks Job a stream of questions, like:
“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?” (38:4)
“Have you commanded the morning since your days began…”(38:12)
“Do you give the horse his might?” (39:18)
“Is it by your understanding that the hawk soars and spreads his wings toward the south?” (39:26)
God switches gears (somewhat) and mixes in statements and descriptions of a couple of His mighty creations…
“Behold, Behemoth, which I made as I made you; he eats grass like an ox.” (40:15 )
“Can you draw out Leviathan with a fishhook or press down his tongue with a cord?” (41:1)
Then Job replied…
“…Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.” (42:3)
As I listened to the song and recalled the chapters in scripture…it dawned on me…maybe it’s been apparent to everyone else, and I’m just dense…or perhaps it’s something many of us have missed.
Job’s response, was worship. Listening to God ask and describe His great power, His amazing creation, Job replied the only way he could…the way we should. In awe, in humility, struck by the worth of His God (our God)…and Job worshipped. There is no, this is what God did for me, in Job’s reply. It was all about God and who HE is.
I’ve replayed this song multiple times over the last few weeks…each time worshiping the Great I Am…because He is, I’ve concluded this could be one of the best worship songs ever…