We come together to worship Jesus because of who He is - because of how kind, tenderhearted and amazing He has been to us.
There are so many reasons for us to get together to do what we’re doing here. We do this to simply obey God because it’s what He wants of us and we do this because of psychology - because it helps us to remember and be thankful. We do this to reinforce the foundations of our faith and remember true things and we do this because it is comforting to know that we are not alone in what we believe.
Those are all good reasons to gather and sing praises to Jesus, but the heartbeat of why we are here doing this goes deeper. So many of the reasons behind our worship have to do with the problems we are facing and how praise helps us, but when all our problems are solved and we are in perfect, ceaseless paradise in Heaven, we will still sing to Jesus. That’s because the core reason we worship Him has to do with love. We love Jesus. That’s why we’re here to sing to Him. We love who He is. We worship because of Him - plain and simple. The person and heart of Jesus makes us want to sing. There’s no one like Him! He sees the invisible, loves the unlovable, touches the people we avoid and reaches out to the people we hate. He loved us at our worst and gave everything - even His very self to rescue us. We are nothing without Him and we need Him every moment of every day. He has been so tender, so good, so kind and so wonderful that we want to sing just because of Him. As Peter said, “Though you have not seen Him, you love Him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy.”