Mark Scott wrote the following in The Lookout:
“The state where I live has a wonderful state convention. Some years ago at this convention I was greeting people before the evening session. As I was preparing to take my seat, I bumped into a nice-looking gentleman. I apologized, as did he.
He shook my hand and said, “Hi, my name is John Ashcroft. What’s yours?” I said, “I’m Mark Scott; nice to meet you, John.”
I sat down and thought to myself, “John Ashcroft—I know that name from somewhere. How do I know that name?” Then, to my amazement, I watched as the honorable governor of the state of Missouri, John Ashcroft, made his way to the stage and greeted the convention. I felt so bad, I voted for him in the next election! I was in the presence of greatness and didn’t know it. In fact, I was embarrassed by my casual approach to the governor.
When we worship God, we are truly in the presence of greatness. Do we realize this? God loves us and wants to be our friend, but be careful of an overly casual approach to the awesome God of the universe.”
I agree with Mark Scott. We need to be aware of the greatness of God when we come into his presence.
“Guard your steps when you go to the house of God…”—Ecclesiastes 5:1.