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Walking in Rhythm

October 1, 2015

There’s a few special elements

we believe rock solid,

and getting in tune

and in time certainly ain’t a bad start.”

— Billy Gibbons of the band ZZ Top.

EXHIBIT A.

“Ah-One.

Two.

Ah-one, two, three, four!”

And the band comes in, hopefully following the tempo the drummer just set.

Will two people walk together unless they have agreed to do so? asks Amos 3:3. (CEV)

EXHIBIT B.

I had a friend in seminary who had a similar class schedule, so three days a week we’d go between buildings at opposite ends of the campus. She was taller, took longer steps and walked even faster than I did.

“If you wait a minute, I’ll catch up with you,” I had to remind her at least once, sometimes twice, on those hikes.

Will two people walk together unless they have agreed to do so? asks Amos 3:3. (CEV)

EXHIBIT C.

Sung by Bert and the other chimney sweeps in Mary Poppins:

“Step in time, step in time
Come on, mateys, step in time
Step in time
Step in time, step in time
Step in time, step in time!”

Will two people walk together unless they have agreed to do so? asks Amos 3:3. (CEV)

EXHIBIT D.

We’ll live into Exhibit D several times today.

There’ll be people who readily get “in time” with us.

We’ll happily match someone else’s tempo or thinking and be “in time” with them.

But what about those instances when we all just can’t seem to get together?

As Billy Gibbons says, “There’s a few special elements we believe rock solid, and getting in tune and in time certainly ain’t a bad start.”

Or as was asked long ago, Will two people walk together unless they have agreed to do so? 

Today, let’s be aware of, and maybe even be a little wary of, exactly with whom we are “in time.”

 

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One Comment
  1. Thank you!
    “Never need a reason,
    Never need a rhyme,
    Step in time, you step in time.”

    (Learning this one big on high learning curve)

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