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 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)

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