Grace - fresh vital worship since 1993

If we slow down

originally part of the slow service a reflection by steve: reality is a static image, rolling past at 24 frames per second if we slow the movie down, what will we see? slow the projector in your head and lose the fluidity embrace the flicker, the jerkiness allow the frames of your life to disconnect and stop now your life lies still in front of your eyes, what do you see? play 'spot the difference' with each frozen moment now you have time to examine carefully each corner and shadow what details are revealed, that you always move too fast to see? fleeting expressions and imperceptible gestures betraying a truth not discerned a turning you didn't take another universe of futures, vanishing from sight to us the stars stand still but ancient eyes could not navigate by our skies the north point of the sky moves in a circle 28000 years around the north star we know is not the north star of our ancestors or descendants they will see other constellations does god see our lives the way we see the stars? innumerable slow movements plotted and understood on charts long before the event constellations drawn that serve for a while and break up how slow is reality for god? what do fast and slow mean in eternity where every tiny moment and endless age are available for detailed inspection a day like a thousand years, and a thousand years like a day if we slow down do we see more like god sees? see all the details creation's crazy minutiae who would have time to see all that stuff except god? is that why there's so much of it? how quickly does salvation come? if we slowed our lives down would we see every step and progression? or would its detail still evade us a blur of motion in the shadows of a static frame a frozen block in the centre of the movie? if we slow down will we see what god sees? will we see what god is doing? have you ever tried?

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