You are here this morning because the Triune God has summoned you into His throne room. You are not here because the CREC is the best denomination. You are not here because Holy Trinity has the best liturgy. You are not here because we practice paedo-communion. You are not here because this is a church full of decently dressed middle class Americans. You are not here because your friends or family are here. You are not here for any reason except that the God all the earth summoned you here this morning and requests a hearing in his presence. We are ascending into the throne room of God in order to offer our lives to His service, do not pretend that you have set the agenda; do not presume that you know why you are here. Do not think that You are the host because you are in fact a guest. You are welcome guests, but you are guests all the same. You have been summoned to the King, come now with fear and joy: because he holds the breath of all the living in His hands. This is none other than the gate of heaven.