Awesome Blog Post
Awesome, you are awesome, awesome sauce, some of the overused words we throw around in the church world. Our kid makes an “A” That’s awesome, honey! They accomplish something great, “that’s awesome!” You are awesome.
Anyone who knows me or my brothers know we can talk all day to each other in context with movie quotes. One of my big movie moments comes from the movie Red Dragon.
I am the Dragon. And you call me insane. You are privy to a great becoming, but you recognize nothing. To me, you are a slug in the sun. You are an ant in the afterbirth. It is your nature to do one thing correctly. Before me, you rightly tremble. But, fear is not what you owe me. YOU OWE ME AWE. IT was an aha moment for me. You Owe me AWE...
The God we worship, the God who spoke the universe into existence, gets a calloused response to us in corporate worship.
We waltz into the sanctuary late, looking for a seat, wondering who stole “our chair” because we always sit there, herding our kids in, adjusting them, threatening them to stand up straight, pay attention, holding our Starbucks coffee from earlier, because we have to stop on our way to get a “tall mocha frappe whatever” topped off in the foyer with the free fru fru coffee of the month. We might make in by the last chorus of the first song, beginning of the second to begin our weekly ritual. We have checked that box off our list. But we don't respond with Awe.
We owe Him Awe.
We owe Him awe.
This is the God who ordered into existence the solar system, created the sun moon and stars. The sun which has such awesome power that it sustains life and could destroy us if we were any closer or farther from it. He made it. We owe Him awe.
We are raising up generations of people who respond to the creator with no awe because we do not respond to Him with awe.