I am embarrassed to admit that it took several tries to even spell the word correctly. Even in spelling it, rhythm does not come easily. It comes with a struggle, even for a person know for being a good speller.
But then that is the way rhythm is most days.
You think you have the rhythm down pat. You know – the routine, the uniformity of the days, the repeated pattern & nuances. But do we ever really?
Days can change. Any component of a day can change…
In thinking about rhythm this morning, rhythm is needed in a piece of music, book or a play to develop the plot, to bring it to fruition successfully. Or at least that is my understanding of it necessity. And in thinking on that, realized that there is only one rhythm that will develop my life, my journey & make it flow smoothly.
Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”
(Matthew 11:28-30 MSG)
The rhythm of grace – unforced, light, free.
The only rhythm that makes life work.