Monday, September 15, 2008
We Come 'Round Right
I remember singing a song called SIMPLE GIFTS that I think is also known as LORD OF THE DANCE. It has a wonderful verse in it:
When true simplicity is gained,
To bow and to bend, we shan't be ashamed.
To turn, turn, will be our delight
'Til by turning, turning, we come 'round right.
As I was walking with my sister-in-law on campus, she pointed out this tree limb. I wondered what had made it turn. It was quite large, yet had managed to straighten itself out again after turning a full circle. This wasn't a little shoot...it was a huge limb.
Since then I have wondered what God would give me for this picture. When I ran into the words of SIMPLE GIFTS the idea came to me. In my life I have made some very bad choices. But I know first hand that God runs to meet the prodigal sons (or daughters) when we choose to turn back to him. He is waiting with a banquet, and maybe even a dance!
Dance, Dance, wherever you may be.
I am the Lord of the Dance, said he.
And I'll lead you all, wherever you may be,
And I'll lead you all, in the dance said he.
(also from SIMPLE GIFTS)