Movement, life and the ineffable You

I’m reminded this morning that life involves growth, change, movement…  and so often, I fight against change.  I remember reading somewhere once “People tend to dislike deep, lasting change.  It’s painful, and we avoid pain…” (more or less).

Anyway, movement is happening.  And I’m not sure exactly where it’s leading.  Or what is being stirred in this mush-pot brain and all-too-small heart of mine.  But I’m entering into it…  and grateful that this movement and life is in response to a relationship with the One who knows me, listens, and is present in every moment.  He is the “You” we address, reach out to, and are invited to explore the depths, going ‘further in and higher up…’

Where I wander-You!
Where I ponder-You!
Only You, You again, always You!
You!  You!  You!
When I am gladdened-You!
When I am saddened-You!
Only You, You again, always You!
You!  You!  You!
Sky is You!  Earth is You!
You above!  You below!
In every trend, at every end,
Only You, You again, always You!
You!  You!  You!

~an old rabbinic prayer, quoted in Walter Brueggemann’s “The Psalms and the Life of Faith

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One response to “Movement, life and the ineffable You

  1. that is a great prayer, ben. we need to make it into a worship song — they would be great lyrics!

    anne

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