The Worship Quote of the Week for (07/20/1999):

Today’s WORSHIP QUOTE is another from a recent book by Cardinal Basil Hume.

Our age dislikes intensely the idea of mystery because it directly exposes
our limitations. The thought that there could be something, or someone,
beyond human comprehension or imagining is, of course, exciting, but it is
also belittling. It puts us in our place and that place is not at the centre.

— Cardinal Basil Hume, THE MYSTERY OF THE CROSS, Darton, Longmire and Todd
Ltd, 1998, p. 3.

[Does that have a familiar ring to it? Somehow it reminds me of Psalm 100:3 —
"Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us and we are his; we are his
people and the sheep of his pasture." Isn’t that the whole idea behind our
worship of Almighty God — that there is One who is "beyond" us in greatness,
in holiness, in every area of perfection and goodness; and he is the very One
who humbled himself on the cross (see Phil. 2:5-11). What amazing love!]

Have a great week,

Chip Stam
Pastor of Worship and Music
Chapel Hill Bible Church
Chapel Hill, North Carolina