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The Dance of the Liturgy, Learning to Partner with God

Devotional Thought of the Day,

 11  You have changed my sadness into a joyful dance; you have taken away my sorrow and surrounded me with joy. 12  So I will not be silent; I will sing praise to you. LORD, you are my God; I will give you thanks forever!  Psalm 30:11-12 (TEV)

I’ve been working on a new series for Sunday School – which is shaping up pretty nicely.

It is a refresher of sorts, a way to help people remember why we do what we do in worship – which is in many ways – a rehearsal for life now, and life everlasting.  For those who prefer church terms – it is a on-going catachesis – a way to present the core of our faith in such a way that people see it with fresh eyes.  You see, while our liturgy is worship – it is also where we learn what it means to partner with God, to follow His lead, to celebrate and move.  If we learn the lessons from it – if they become as integral to our life as the steps of a dance are to an accomplished dancer, we find it flowing into our lives – and the dance continues, no longer practice – but lives in us as we leave our sanctuaries.  The steps, the rhythm, the music, all becomes part of us.  Even more – that we are partners with God – becomes more natural, more real, the discipline, the beauty, it is our life.

The first basic key for us – is that everything is focused on our Partner…. as we let Him guide us through this dance of life.

Come, its time to pray, our Partner awaits…

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