The Worship Quote of the Week for (10/03/2000):

Approaching God
Authentic Christian worship seems to require a balance between acknowledging
God's awesome, matchless power, and believing in and responding to his intimate
and personal care for his people. He is transcendent and he is immanent. He
is "totally other" and yet he created us in his image and said "I am with you
always." Today's WORSHIP QUOTE is a short sentence from C. S. Lewis.

Man approaches God most nearly when he is in one sense least like God. For
what can be more unlike than fullness and need, sovereignty and humility,
righteousness and penitence, limitless power and cry for help?

C. S. Lewis from THE FOUR LOVES, Collins/Fontana Books, 1963, p. 9.
[This is highly recommended reading. Lewis examines four Greek words for
"love" - affection, friendship, eros, and charity (God's gift-love).]

Have a great week,

Chip Stam
Director, Institute for Christian Worship
School of Church Music and Worship
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Louisville, Kentucky