From your lives of challenge,
of hard work, of weariness, and loneliness, come and worship.
In tough times and times of joy, it “is zeal for your house that has consumed me…” (Psalm 69:9a CEB)
From lives of righteous anger, frustration at injustice, and weeping for what could have and could yet be, come and worship.
“The insults of those who insult [God] have fallen on me.” They harm my neighbors and even themselves. (Psalm 69:9b CEB)
From your lives, gather round to hear the story of Jesus whose anger erupts when the church is a place of selfishness and greed at the expense of the meek, poor, and marginalized.
“He made a whip from ropes and chased them all out of the temple, including the cattle and the sheep.” (John 2:15 CEB)
Indeed he did. Come and worship the God of Jesus.
“But as for me, my prayer is to you, O LORD.” (Psalm 69:13 CEB)