…It is the people of God who remember God’s story, not as an audience, but as true participants in the very story that tells the truth about the world and all of human existence. The two sides of this substance in worship are the content, which is God’s story, and the energy with which God’s story is remembered and anticipated by the people.
-Robert E. Webber, Ancient-Future Worship: Proclaiming and Enacting God’s Narrative
As I read this quote, I am reminded of the energy of the people of ECC when we sing. This last Sunday, people started spontaneously standing during our last song as we declared, “Christ alone / Cornerstone / weak made strong in the Savior’s love / through the storm He is Lord / Lord of all”. There was energy in the room as we responded to the story of God through Abraham and in our own lives of conflict and crisis.