Jan 8, 2018: Accepted Just As I Am

Robert E. Webber

When I move toward the Table of the Lord, I say yes to all that Jesus Christ has done for me. And, when I stretch forth my hand to receive the broken bread, I confess that I cannot live by bread alone, that I am in great need of my Lord. When the cup is lifted to my lips and I hear the words, “The blood of Christ, the cup of salvation,” I say aloud, “Amen.” I affirm Christ with my heart, my mind, and my whole body; and all my senses—touch taste, smell, sight, and hearing—are evoked into worship. . . . On a weekly basis I’m reminded that God does accept me just as I am, that I am forgiven, loved, and accepted by my heavenly Father. This regular part of my worship has become extremely important to my spiritual experience.

-Robert Webber, Worship Is a Verb: Celebrating God’s Mighty Deeds of Salvation, Second Edition (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 1996), 53-54.

About the author

Alumni Director, Practicum Professor, and DWS graduate.