Come, bless the Lord, all you servants of the Lord,
who stand by night in the house of the Lord!
Lift up your hands to the holy place
and bless the Lord!
May the Lord bless you from Zion,
he who made heaven and earth!
Psalm 134 ESV
‘There are no small parts, only small actors,’ said theatre director Constantin Stanislavski in around 1924. Certainly there are no ‘small’ or insignificant acts of worship when even the least of men or women come humbly before our gracious and loving heavenly Father to give thanks and praise to Him.
Dr G. Campbell Morgan commented on Psalm 134: “This little Psalm is principally valuable as a picture. In it we see the true activity of those set apart to the ministry of holy things. It is first that of representing the people who cannot themselves be present in the Temple Courts, by reason of the duties of the day, or as here, because it is night, and in rest they prepare for work in offering praise to God.
“It is, second, that of speaking for God to those people in pronouncing His blessing upon them. I have never been able to join with those who speak slightingly of a service in some parish church conducted by the clergy, when hardly any congregation is present; or of an exceedingly small company of believers assembled for praise and prayer in some of our village, or for that matter, city chapels.
“Those who are there are representatives of multitudes detained by duty. If in each case, there is on the part of those who minister in the sanctuary, a due sense of this representative character of their ministry, they are serving in the highest way to the glory of God, and the well-being of men.”
From Dr G. Campbell Morgan in Searchlights From the Word.