Sunday, October 19, 2008

Sun. Oct. 19, 2008 (Laura Eriksson)

“I love to dance” said Laura Eriksson, noting that the Bible is an invitation to dance with the Holy Spirit as our partner. Learning to dance requires discipline and a willingness to be led; there are specific steps to be learned. Moses was not dancing when, after 40 days on the mountain he descended and found his people dancing around a golden calf. Laura said Moses life was like a dance; work, intimacy, prayer, awe, and silence. Moses, at age 80, was called by God. Moses had excuses but was reassured by God; God’s work is hard but you have to do it. Moses says, unless you go with us, we can’t go on. Moses does not end this dialogue with God with a “thank you,” but with a request: show me your glory. Moses wanted the “awe” of God. We all have glimpses of the empowering glory of God, we need the wonder of "awe." The dance of faith is a dynamic movement, it takes time and grace to learn to dance. We are called to kingdom work; along the way we might be tempted by the golden calf. Be open, stay awake, and enjoy the dance as we reflect the glory of God. (HN) Listen to the sermon audio MP3 recording from Sunday Oct. 19th, 2008 using your browser's preferred media player.



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