Since the early days of Christianity, Christians have used a form of liturgy. Many of the parts of the liturgy present today were used by the earliest of Christians. So, in one sense the liturgy unites Christians of different times and places. Second, the words used in the liturgy are from the Bible and other early Christian writings. Much of our liturgy is drawn directly from Scripture. What better words could we say in the presence of God! Third, the liturgy instructs. Many parts of the liturgy are repeated each Sunday and this repetition fixes the words firmly in our minds. When age begins to deteriorate the mind or the eyes, those repeated words will still linger. Lastly, the form of the liturgy follows the pattern of how God works in our lives. We will explore this more in subsequent blog posts. For more information about the Lutheran liturgy check out this resource.