Christ in Perspective
By Salvador Dali (1950)
The economy of the kingdom may seem topsy-turvy to
some. Something that is saved is claimed to be lost. What is forfeited on
behalf of another is said to be found. What is given freely is said to be more
credible than that which is earned.
Indeed, to follow Christ does tend to change
Why have we gathered
on this holy day? What has drawn us to this time and place?
We have been drawn to a flame burning here. We sense
the glory of God in this place.
God calls us to this
time of worship. The place where we are standing is holy ground.
Give thanks to God: sing praises. Give attention to
the voice of God.
Out of a burning
bush, God spoke to Moses. In the rhythms of worship, God speaks to us.
We will listen for Godís message to us. Surely Godís
strength will supply our needs.
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Let us pray.
We tremble to think that
the Source of all life, the Creator of all worlds, is in this place, observing
our worship, knowing our innermost secrets, calling us by name. O God, we dare
to call on you, to bow before you, to welcome your Word. We tremble to think
what you might expect of us, for we remember what you expected of Moses. You
sent him against the rulers of his people to win release from oppression. You
sent him from the comfortable places he knew to plead for freedom amid
threatening conditions. We dare to worship you, O God, knowing that you expect
much of us. Amen.