The Otherness of God
I've been on a lot of 3 day retreats. Youth retreats, Church outings, camping trips....but none compares to the 3 day experience the Israelites had at the base of Mount Sinai. The people of Israel were still getting to know God. They had experienced His power, His provision and His protection. Now they were going to be exposed to His holiness. Displays of thunder and lightening, dark clouds and trumpet blasts did a good job of terrifying the people, but all great preparation for Moses to deliver the Law.
How do we prepare for worship? What will you do on Sunday morning to get ready to hear God's Word? I've prepared a sermon, read Exodus 19 several times, the choir has prepared an anthem, Markus chose music to fit the theme and Lori has a special message for 'Drawing Near to the Word'. So, how will you contribute? May I suggest being ready before you arrive. Ask God to make Himself known to you in a way that is clear and unmistakeable.