Thursday, February 16, 2006

Welcome Home

“We’ve all been prodigals… or away for other reasons. I pray this song helps you find the way back – because it’s time to come home. We miss you.” So begins the dedication for Michael Jacob’s song Welcome Home on his album They Come Dancing.

We closed our service on January 29 playing this song and doing a Dance of Transformation, a snake dance that symbolized putting off the old self and becoming new in Christ. (See Tuesday, January 31st blog for more details).

I have been so deeply moved by the imagery of coming home that I can’t get the song out of my head! Nor do I even want to.

The song speaks to me about our need for each other and of our completeness in Christ. We truly are a family and our work is to help others find their way home.

How are you doing on your own journey home? Have you found that place where you know deep in your soul that you belong?

All my relations, it’s been a long time -a long time we’ve been apart
But my relations, the grieving has passed, a song of joy fills our hearts
Welcome home, welcome home
Welcome home, my loved ones, welcome home

Way yah way yah hey yah, way yah way yah hey yah
Way yah way hey yah Way hey yah, welcome home

Children returning from far-away lands
Mothers and daughters, fathers and sons
Generations returning from the four winds
Brothers and sisters, we’re all here as one

The veteran, the orphan, the people rejoice
We’re all here together and we say with one voice:
Welcome home! Welcome home!

Click on "Open" or "Save" to hear "Welcome Home"

Colossians 3:14-15
And the most important piece of clothing you must wear is love. Love is what binds us all together in perfect harmony. And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are all called to live in peace. And always be thankful.

Sacred Nation


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