John Huffman describes a moment he had with his daughter. He had been away for several weeks on a mission’s trip. When his airplane landed, he could hardly wait to see his wife and four kids, but he and the other passengers were detained in customs for two hours. Finally they let them proceed to the lobby, where hundreds of people were waiting for family and friends.
Huffman writes: There was such a crowd, I knew I wouldn’t be able to pick my kids out until I walked up the ramp, past security. But my three-year-old daughter, who had managed to squeeze her way to the front of the crowd, began screaming at the top of her lungs, “Daddy! Daddy! That’s my daddy!” She must have shouted it at least five times, when suddenly she broke free from the crowd, and bolted past the security guards, still yelling, “Daddy! Daddy! That’s my daddy!” She flew into my arms and began kissing and hugging me.” And he said, “I’ve never felt so loved and acknowledged in my life. It was a wonderful, fulfilling moment that even years later now, brings a warm and happy feeling.”
I love those moments, they fill my heart, when my kids are so excited to see me! But John Huffman adds, that feeling, he says must be what God feels like when we acknowledge God in worship.” When we turn to God, our heavenly parent, with our hearts, in prayer, in worship, and shouting out in song, God is delighted. The one who made us, is pleased, and delights in our worship. And is so, so very worthy.
“Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.” Psalm 95:1.