Daily Worship

And the dance goes on

Norah Summers April 03, 2016 0 0

John 21: 11-14

11 Simon Peter went aboard and dragged the net ashore full of big fish, a hundred and fifty-three in all; even though there were so many, still the net did not tear. 12 Jesus said to them, “Come and eat.” None of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” because they knew it was the Lord. 13 So Jesus went over, took the bread, and gave it to them; he did the same with the fish.

14 This, then, was the third time Jesus appeared to the disciples after he was raised from death.

Round and round.

The world turns.
The year turns.
Advent comes, and Christmas,
and Lent and Easter and Pentecost.

And we hear your stories,
we mark the significant days,
we celebrate with feast and song,
and the calendar rolls on, 
and every year the dates arrive more quickly.

Turn, turn, turn.
to everything there is a season,
turn, turn, turn.

But we are not quite back where we started.
Yours is a progressive dance.

The disciples you first called from their nets on the shore,
who followed you into the unknown,
now share a meal with you,
back on the shore,
in your risen presence.

And although we sometimes feel we are back again
in the same old place,

your story,
your Resurrection power,
your Holy Spirit,
have moved us on.

We have learned something new.
We have an insight we didn’t have last year.

We have met new people,
with whom we can share the good news.
We have welcomed newcomers to our church
who have brought fresh ideas.

Events, sad or happy, have left their mark on us.
We have travelled far,
and our journey continues.
New horizons open before us.

Follow me, you said.
So the dance goes on.

And nothing will ever be the same.