How do you worship with a timbrel? You shake it ‘til it rings.
And how do you worship with a song, if its words, you do not sing?
How do you worship with the Spirit, if not through strength and mind,
And how do you worship with the Truth? With God’s intentions, well defined.
How can someone be Jesus’ hands, and mouth, and feet?
By reaching out, walking far, and speaking no deceit.
By giving away as He has given everything to you,
Because His Truth is demonstrated in everything you do.
How do we show God’s love in a world of angst and hate?
Can’t we just learn to get along, let our differences dissipate?
It’s true the Lord wants all of us to learn to live in peace,
But Truth demands a choice from us: devotion that does not cease.
We can wear our names, and tags, and titles, imply what we believe.
Make it someone else’s fault; our vague intentions not received.
We can smile and speak with pleasant words, make love merely a token,
But Truth is only Truth if it is kindly, boldly, spoken.
Inspired by John 4:23-24: But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
And Hebrews 2:3: How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him…
And Psalm 51:6: Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden [part] thou shalt make me to know wisdom.