Return to Me- A Dance with God

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“Return to me” declares the Lord. “That I may return to you.”

Over and over this phrase is used in the minor prophets.

When I hear the words, I imagine a dance.

“Return to me” he says, his hand outstretched to mine.

Today I accept his invitation and fall into his embrace.

Tomorrow I may turn away and search for something else to take his place.

But he keeps inviting. He keeps pursuing.

He knows this dance through life is made to be with him at my side. With me at his side.

It’s the dance of freedom and joy. It’s the dance of redemption and restoration.

Why do I turn away from that light and some days choose to dance in darkness. When I do, my movement slows until there is no dance, no response, no life.

But through the darkness I hear his whisper again. “Return to me. That I may return to you.”

I say yes. Again. And we dance.


Linking for the first time in forever with Five Minute Friday. Each Friday, a word prompt. Write for 5 minutes on wherever that word takes you. No overthinking. No overediting. Just write. Today’s prompt is Dance.

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  1. Susan Shipe says:

    and we dance! We’re neighbors 35 and 36 at Kate’s today!

  2. Mary Geisen says:

    Return to me that I may return to you. Beautiful description of the dance of life. May we all fall into the arms of Jesus so He may lead us in the dance of life.

  3. Brandi (@Fitzysmom) says:

    I’m currently reading a book about one of the minor prophets. You’re words just resonated and I’m looking forward to pondering them as I continue reading. Thanks friend!

    Have a great weekend!

  4. I thought of that song “Return to Me” when I read this. So thankful He keeps pursuing us. Beautiful post.

  5. Return to me…yes! I’m so thankful that God always pursues us. Parked in the 6 spot this week.

  6. You did an awesome job and linking up is fun, it gets you new readers sometimes and it is challenging to see how one can write in five minutes. No thinking just random writing.

  7. Susan Langer says:

    Beautifully applied scripture to you. 🙂

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