But the word summoned can be used in other contexts. Yesterday this word was sung during the story of the life of Christ by he children at our church (including my beloved granddaughter who represented La Raza well (sorry, inside joke) by standing very still while the boys around her weren't.
During the section of the story where Jesus calls His disciples, they sang this song. I think that it is a song that is so appropriate for our lives...for all Christians really... but especially for foster and adoptive parents . I've bolded the lines that really speak to me.
Will you come and follow me if I but call your name. Will you go where you don’t know and never be the same? Will you let my love be shown? Will you let my name be known? Will you let my life be grown in you and you in me?
Will you leave yourself behind if I but call your name? Will you care for cruel and kind and never be the same? Will you risk the hostile stare should your life attract or scare? Will you let me answer prayer in you and you in me?
Will you let the blinded see if I but call your name? Will you set the prisoners free and never be the same? Will you kiss the leper clean and do such as this unseen, and admit to what I mean in you and you in me?
Will you love the “you” you hide if I but call your name? Will you quell the fear inside and never be the same? Will you use the faith you’ve found to reshape the world around, Through my sight and touch and sound in you and you in me?
Lord your summons echoes true when you but call my name. Let me turn and follow you and never be the same .In Your company I’ll go where Your love and footsteps show. Thus I’ll move and live and grow in you and you in me.What great words to start a Monday.....