“God made men and women in His own image to be the priests of creation and to express on behalf of all creatures the praises of God, so that through human lips the heavens might declare the glory of God.”
Whoa!! James B. Torrance paints a really cool picture of our humanly purpose. Similar to the Westminster Confession, Torrance’s theology holds broad and high our expression of worship…and I love the way Torrance responds to our inability to worship God:
“Jesus comes to be the priest of creation to do for us, men and women, what we failed to do, to offer to the Father the worship and the praise we failed to offer, to glorify God by a life of perfect love and obedience, to be the one true servant of the Lord. In him and through him we are renewed by the Spirit in the image of God and in the worship of God in a life of shared communion.”
Be encouraged today that the Spirit groans on our behalf – that our communion with the Father and each other is in the hands of Jesus. Let the grace that has been given to us by the power of the Spirit move us toward perfect love and obedience – things that God desires even more than sacrifices.
This stuff is blowing my mind…
(excerpts from Worship, Community and the Triune God of Grace by James B. Torrance)