The Call to Worship, which is part of many church’s worship program, is essentially the recognition that the Triune God is calling his elect to worship him as one body. As a corporate entity, the church then worships the Heavenly Father, through the blood of the Son, and in the power of the Spirit.
When one considers that the privilege of attending the worship as being in the holy court of a holy God, he is humbled and repentant. Remember, on this side of eternity (since “eye has not seen…” and all that) the more we see God, the more we see our sin and our dependence on his grace.
I’ll be sleeping earlier tonight (Saturday). And to prepare for the wonderful thing called the Lord’s Day (tomorrow), I have this Bible verse in mind:
While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief. or you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness. So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, are drunk at night. But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation. For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him. Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. (1 Thess 5:3-11)
God bless our rest the night before the Lord’s Day.