The creators of our ancient liturgy have captured this and we experience this same divine flow in worship during the long season of Pentecost. At Faith we are following the story of David in the Old Testament readings. We hear of God’s grace each week as David’s story unfolds bit by bit. We don’t rush through it. We inch along like the setting sun, noting the subtle changes of both story and sky.
Great music is marked by its complexity. A waltz may repeat a simple 3 note phrase but it is surrounded by layers; layers of melody and interpretation which speak to the complexity inside each one of us. We sway to a waltz because we feel it. We also feel the movement of this long season: the gentle sway of rebirth towards the majesty of full bloom and then ultimately circling back to rest. We are responding to divine rhythms that ebb and flow in and through us, as our own complex story unfolds.
So as you sip your morning coffee and live into the simple moments of summer, remember that God’s grace surrounds you in the complexity within. Sway to the rhythm of the season.