“Come, let us song for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.” Psalm 95:1-2
I love to hear my father share memories of his days as a US Air Force staff sergeant in Morocco during the Korean War. His duty started at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, and sixty years later, I made a point of taking my dad back to that base for a visit.
An active lieutenant colonel graciously offered to provide us with access to the base and to give us a personal tour. We saw restored fighter planes, from WWI to the present. When we came to the Korean War plane, the lieutenant colonel stopped us, looked my father straight in the eyes, and said these heartfelt words: “Al, as an officer and representative for the United States Air Force, I want to thank you for your dedication and service to our great nation.” He finished with a strong salute.
Overwhelmed by this display of honor and respect, my dad saluted back, his eyes filled with tears.
Do you think our heavenly Father becomes overwhelmed, his eyes filled with tears of joy, when we salute him with our heartfelt worship?
"I worship God for who He is and what He has done for me."
[Excerpt from Believe: 31-day Devotional by Randy & Roxanne Frazee]