We go to a little Spanish community church.
We are the only North American family in the place (by American — they mean me, the English speaker).
God has used this little church in ways to allow me to experience some healing and growth in my life, even though Spanish is not in my native language.
The service is in Spanish: prayers, announcements, greetings, offering, Scripture reading, and preaching. I get maybe 70% of it at this point.
Last night, one of our first time visitors didn’t speak Spanish at all, but she stayed for the entire service.
During a time of “come forward for prayer for whatever” she came forward and Pastor invited me to come and pray with our guest (as I’m the only attendee that speaks English as my first language).
Among other questions, I asked her, “What brought you here?”
“I want to feel Jesus.”
Some people experience spiritual thirst as a desire to experience the presence of God.
Some are drawn to the sacred experience that is found in worship. They seek Jesus by coming to church. Drawn by the mystery of the sacred. . . . .
Our music isn’t perfect, we sing in various pitches (read — occasionally off key), typos in the overheads. But when we are lost in worship, that doesn’t matter.
As God inhabits the praises of his people, even when the words are unknown, God may make his presence tangible enough for those seeking Him to know his presence.
Let me ask you this:
Would you pray that people would be drawn to Jesus?