This month Lisa Carr-Pries led our gathered worship time on Family Day weekend with an invitation to reflect on joy and play. Here is a short re-cap of her invitation for you to do on your own.
You changed my wild lament into dancing.
You ripped off my funeral clothes
and dressed me up in joy
so that my whole being
might sing praises to you and never stop.
Lord, my God, I will give thanks to you forever.
Take time to wander and wonder, spin and smile - to consider this theme of delight, playfulness and joy. What comes to mind when you think of whimsy? What brought you immense joy as a child? What was the last time you saw something and it took your breath away? How did that change you?
End your wandering with this blessing:
Go from here knowing that
That divine delights in you,
just as you are.
Find delight in the Earth,
Joy and gratitude will be your rich reward .
Reflections, poetry, prayers, photos, and resources written by Wendy Janzen unless otherwise noted.