“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven."

// Matthew 5:14-16

“The church,” being the body of Christ, is made up of people. Us. We are the church and the body of Christ. Worship through the body takes many different outlets. Today when we say "worship," we think of music and songs of devotion or praise. This is just one form of many that we, as worshippers, express to our God. Worship is and has been expressed through the arts, music, painting, dancing, etc. As we gather as a church body and worship together, we build community through these things

As a church, as a body, as individuals living lives day to day, we worship our God by being a light in the darkness. We live our lives as Jesus would have lived. We have to be a church whose life is centered on being Jesus' hands and feet in our communities. If we are people willing to make the sacrifice when needed, to put generosity before self, to carry the broken through the wilderness; to mirror a life that Jesus lived, then we will be a church that truly lives a life of worship.

As we continue building this thing we call church, as we pour out what we have, as we support our leaders and pastors, and continue to be lights in our communities, work places, and social settings, we can expect that lives will be changed, strongholds broken, salvation will come, and the name of Jesus will be lifted high.

// Jeremy Ortiz