Why our Worship Must be Multicultural

I'm doing some great reading today on diaspora missions. Came across the following fantastic passage.  Enjoy!

Our music and our worship must be multicultural, not simply because our society is multicultural, but because the future from which God is calling us is multicultural – Not just so that those from other cultures may feel at home among us but also so that we may feel at home in God’s future – Because like John of Patmos, our eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.  Because we know and we believe that on that great waking up morning when the stars begin to fall, when we gather at the river where the angel feet have trod, we shall all, from all nations and tribes and peoples and languages, we shall all sing without ceasing, “Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore thee, casting down our golden crowns before the glassy sea, cherubim and seraphim, Japanese and Swahili, American and European, Cherokee and Ukrainian, falling down before thee, who wert, and art, and evermore shall be!  Amen.”

-          Justo Gonzalez on Revelation 5:9

      If you are interested in reading more from Gonzalez, the above quote came from his book For the Healing of the Nations.

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