What would un-abandoned worship look like to you? You might picture a scene at church, where people are at the altar with hands lifted high. Their voices may be ringing out in a beautiful melody as the musical instruments play on stage.
Or could you picture un-abandoned worship like this? A scruffy guy with his cap on backwards, driving an old beat-up pickup truck? His voice cracking and completely out of tune as he belts out the words to a song.
While most of us would probably imagine the first scenario, this past Sunday I got to see a new side of un-abandoned worship.
It was Sunday afternoon and my entire family was on our way to a couple of stores. We had K-Love on in the background, which is a Christian radio station. There was a lot of chattering going on inside our vehicle when we stopped at a red light and I faintly heard a strange sound.
I looked next to me and here was this very scruffy looking guy, with his baseball cap on backwards driving a beat up old pickup truck and he was singing loudly. I told everyone to be quiet and I listened. I couldn’t help but giggle. This guy was really belting it out. I tried to not be obvious as I took a peek. His window was rolled halfway down and he was singing loud…I mean, really loud.
Then I recognized the song he was singing. It was the same song playing on our radio. He was listening to K-Love and without a care in the world, he was engaging in un-abandoned worship. While my children found it funny, it got me thinking.
Would I be able to do the same? Just sing out praises to God, not caring what others think? To me, a scruffy guy in an old pickup truck became a clear picture of what true, un-abandoned worship should look like.