Last Sunday at The Journey, in the middle of leading worship through music, I led a body prayer which I made up to focus on time, change, the past, the present, the future:
Assume a running position.
Become aware of your body.
Feel the energy in the balls of your feet.
Feel how odd it is to stay in this position without moving.
Feel your back foot ready to push off.
Your back foot brought you to where you are now.
Shift forward. Feel the weight centering on your front foot.
Realize that soon, everything shifts and your front foot becomes the back foot.
The love of God
Which did not wait for us to come to him
But instead came running to us:
That same love of God is on the move
The love of God invites us to join
In the joy of the run
Pushing off from the past
Leaning into the future
We press on toward the goal