TE DK/hlTY OF k.ORSEIF
The Constitution of the United States
besvows upon us the freedom of r^iigion,
'nell ana good^ but along with this free
dom should come the dignity of worship.
Do YwU regard dignity as a vital pc.rt of
worship—in prayer groups after Prayer
pro ps: and in the daily chapel
So many students have the idea that b
because their prayer group has finished
that all the others in the dorm have
finished also. In vio'w of this fact the
halls ar.v no’sy—filled with loud v ices
and laughter which varies from a "femi
nine gif r le" to a boisterous lauf^h".
Those v/ho arc still in prayer fro.ps are
greatly disturbed—often the noise ju^t
drowns out the leader and thou''hts
wander—yes, to the giggles and the
voices. They try to place "that voice"
and the thought immediately pops into
their minds "I've heard that laugh some
where." Perhaps you neither laugh nor
talk, but you have that momentous urge
to visit. For the sake of the others
still in worshj.p you should not try to
lift the door off its hinges with your
knock. Just ramembor that doors vere
not made to toughen your knuckles on.
If you think they v/ere—please, lay off
the exercise on Tuesday and Thursday
nights at least until prayer groups have
had arioqu .tG time to bo dismissed.
Our daily chapel services can be a
time of spiritual enrichment IF you will
let them, Maturally, if you enter the
chapel v.ith an'"oh-the-routine" attitude
it is very likely that you v;on't enjoy
the program nor \vill those around you.
In looking over the student body one
ge s the impression that some of you
haven't seen yoir bast friend for a
month. You are carrying 6n a lively
conversation and to quote Dr. Kelt it is
"Yakkity-yak-yak." Look around you and
no doubt there will be several people
pray, ng—dignity of worship' J aybe this
is your day for that silly iriood of yours,
T/ell, the chapel is certainly no place
for a laugh'ng contest. Oh yos, you
are tho ones who nev.r laugh nor talk in
chnpel--maybe it is because you are so
busy chewing gum that you are unable to
speak. There are many places here you
would think it is impolite to chew gum
and the chapel should certainly be one
of them. Perhaps you thi'ik that if the
pro; ram is secular there is no worshipful
part, I'lell, wo usually sing one hymn,
there is Scripture reading, and the pre
ludes add to the xvorshipful atmosphere,
Eext time, \/hen you leave your prayer
froup or enter the chapel please remem
ber the significance of each and above
all remember the dignity of 'worship.
God has robed the
Mountains in garments of
Crystal white. They rise above
The flatlands as
Monuments of glory.
Crystal clean are their
Lofty spines, in
Thoir robes of snoivy white
As they stand unchanged
By moon or eternal time.
Only God could make
Them so, with their
Glorious crystal cro'wns.
Only He could raise them
Up on high above the v/orld.
y&ry van Uoppen