10.15.2009

Dancing with God

You don't have a soul.
You are a soul.
You have a body.
-C S Lewis

Six hours ago, I led a prayer group at the Bothell United Methodist Church. For most of the 14 people who came, it was their first time to include the body in praying. To feel the body in prayer is a gift, an awareness of Christ, the Word Incarnate.

Jesus Christ is God's prayer. Jesus, God's Word, is God's answer to our prayers. The answer to our prayers is God's prayer. This flesh! This blood! These bones! In every cell of my body is God.

This body contains, houses the Beloved One. Within is the answer to all my prayers. Feel it. C'mon. Savor it. Drink it all in. Quench your thirst for Love.

And always remember, never forget who breathes you at this moment. And this moment. And this moment... Then let the Breath, the Spirit, move the body. This way. That way. Just like that. Loose yourself in the dance. And closing your eyes, surrendering, saying Amen... Amen... Amen...

How about you? When did you last dance with God in prayer?

Alleluia! Sing a new song to Yahweh:
his praise in the assembly of the faithful!
Israel shall rejoice in its Maker,
the children of Zion delight in their King;
They shall dance in praise of his name,
play to him on tambourines and harp!

-PSALM 149


2 comments:

Rebecca Johnson said...

God and I
in a slow dance
one breath and
then one more.
Sometimes a word
but more often
silent acquiescence.
I say, Amen.

Roy said...

I know I'll get attention with that title. You are a dancer dancing with the Dance. Dance on, dear friend.