The prompt for this week is…
“Kiss the Son lest He be angry…” (Psalm 2:12)
“Let Him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your love is better than wine.” (Song of Songs 1:2)
Ask any random person on the street what they think of when they hear the word “worship” and you’ll probably get answers like “bow down to,” “revere,” and the like. Many people’s thought of worship subconsciously conjures up the image of a very distant God. We bow down to an Almighty God far far up in the heavens.
But the Greek word for “worship” in the Bible is actually composed of the two words “come forward” and “kiss.” Genuine worship to God is our coming forward to kiss the Son. He doesn’t want to remain far away from us, but He longs for us to approach and contact Him in a personal and even intimate way. The Bible reveals in many places that the Lord is our Bridegroom, our husband, and our Father. Most husbands and dads would not want their wives and children to bow down and grovel at their feet when they come home from work. What makes my husband happy is when we run to the door and greet him with hugs and kisses. This is the kind of worship that I believe would also make our God happy.
This morning there were a million things I wanted to do, but I was reminded to stop and spend some time with the Lord first. That personal and intimate time with Him, whether it’s in prayer, in singing, or just musing on His Word, is our real worship to Him. Have you kissed the Son today?