musings on worship and christian living

The Anatomy of a Leaf
May 29, 2008, 2:32 pm
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So what’s with the leaves?

So I was asked this question enough to address it. What is with the leaves in your logo? The arrow is pretty explanatory… which way is your life pointing? But the leaves? Well here it is…

They are a simple representation of nature. You could go deeper I suppose. Dig into the anatomy of a leaf and how that represents worship, but it’s really not that deep. And if you’re wondering why I would want nature represented in a logo I’ll answer that too. It’s a reminder to worship. More specifically, it’s a reminder to worship with our lives.

It seems so often as Christians, including me, we put limitations on our worship. It’s an event, once or twice a week. It’s a service, or a type of song. How many times have you heard “I’m going to worship” or “this is the music I worship to”? We have narrowed down the meaning of worship from a lifestyle to an activity. It is something that we do, not who we are.

Now don’t get me wrong, I LOVE worship music.  It’s my heart.  But there is so much more!  And to that end, when you look at nature there is something wonderful we can learn about worship. In our every moment and with our very existence, we should be praising God. Looking at the intricacy of the leave, it purpose and function, it has the fingerprints of God all over it! It can’t help but bring glory to the Creator! It doesn’t set aside time out of it’s week to do it either, it does it ALL THE TIME! It’s not something that takes extra effort either. It’s is what it is!

We are compelled to be the same. Romans 12:1 says we should offer our bodies as “living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God” as our act of worship. Peter says we are like “living stones” built into a spiritual house. We are urged in 1 Thessalonians 5 to “give thanks in all circumstances” because it it’s specifically God’s will for our lives.

True worship is not contemporary or traditional. Shoot, it’s not even music! True worship is a life lived to glorify God. When we get there, when it becomes our nature instead of an effort, then we’re getting somewhere. Then those moments in the week where we do sing become truly meaningful. They become a crescendo of a worship filled life.

So when you see a leaf or any of nature, be encouraged to be the same. I implore you, as did Paul and Peter, to live a life that is an act of worship to our Lord.


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