One sleepless night wandering the internet, I came across one of the most amazing worship videos. It was one of the latest live recordings from Hillsong capturing a massive stadium filled with thousands of people going absolutely all-out in worshiping God. It must have been utterly overwhelming to witness. Part of me longed for a taste, to just experience such a breathtaking moment in God’s presence. While watching the video I thought – “This must be a glimpse of what heaven is really like.”
Just afterwards I came across another video of the same song (I’ve since lost track of the exact video). But this time it was just a small group of people gathered in a home. With a single guitar and a few voices, they quietly but genuinely lifted their hearts and voices. It took me to a place where I’ve been hundreds of times – sitting on living room floors, in small groups of good friends or even by myself, just singing out to God and resting in his presence. While watching the video I thought – “This must be a glimpse of what heaven is really like.”
These two videos reminded me of something I’ve learned over and over – that real worship is not about the crowds. It’s not about the amazing bands. It’s not even about the singing. It’s about loving God and pouring our hearts out in worship to him whether we’re in a crowd or all alone. It doesn’t matter where we are or who we are with because worship is all about Him. He is always there. His presence is always with us. And he’s always worthy of our worship.