The Big Big Sing in Perth Concert Hall last night definitely a ‘high point’. The movement is celebrating the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this Summer. About 150 people gathered to be taught by a very talented man Lea Cornthwaite. He kept us moving, laughing and creating a really good sound. My favourite song was Kothbiro. A song from Kenya about the rain coming and the cattle need to be rounded up, they are precious. This was recognisable as it had been used in the film ‘The Constant Gardener’ . Singing with a crowd, beautiful words and tunes, moves me to the tips of my toes. I could smell the hot African plains and the coming rain. It takes a long while to ‘come down’ from the high point.
To explain the blog title. I have recently begun to learn how to draw the Celtic Knot design. This is made up of different ‘threads’ weaving over and under each other with no beginning or end. The resulting picture can describe one’s life. It is eternal – no end in sight. At each ‘crossing point’ the path leading under can be a time in life where things did not go so well. The path leading ‘over’ a different time when all was flourishing and happy.
I use this pattern to converse with God about these times. It is a useful tool to review how we have dealt with events that maybe hurt or embarrass or even scar us. To take the opportunity to ask for healing, forgiveness, release from fears and upsetting memories. Also to remember blessings, joy, amazing revelations of love and grace. Give thanks and praise. Not something to be rushed. Dwell in the presence and gaze on the beauty of Jesus. The emphasis is not on creating a piece of fine art but of conversing with my Heavenly Father – that means listening too!