Reflecting on Church #20: Worship God in Any Language

Reflecting on Church #20: Worship God in Any Language

With our journey of visiting fifty-two churches over, I can reflect more on the complete experience. Today, I’ll add to my thoughts about Church #20.

52 Churches: A Yearlong Journey Encountering God, His Church, and Our Common FaithAlthough I’m uncomfortable in situations where language differences make conversation hard, if not impossible, something about this church draws me. Despite not knowing Mandarin, I want to return. My language limitation did not limit my worship of God. He was present and his presence enthralled me.

Experiencing the singing in Mandarin provided a time of deep worship. I wonder if this is unique to Mandarin or this congregation—or if perhaps hearing God worshiped in any language would affect me the same way.

If I do return, I’ll first ask friends to pray I’ll be able to supernaturally understand the message. It seems like a big, bold request to make, but God can do that, of this I’m confident. And if he doesn’t, it will still be a wonderful time because our focus will be on him regardless of the language we use.

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[See my reflections about Church #19 and Church #21 or start with Church #1.]

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