Thursday, April 2, 2009

Dance with Me

I don't know about you, but I can't dance. There, I admitted it. My hunny, now, he can dance. Not me though. We met a little girl (almost 3 y.o.) this past weekend who was very friendly and huggy. She hugged all the other little people she met including my Trenton. Trenton didn't quite know what to do with her... he loves to sing, play drums, dance, etc. Still she took him off-guard.

She bounded up to him and poised her hands on him like she'd taken dance lessons all her life. One hand on his shoulder and one on his waist... then she said, "Dance with me!" As he was trying to duck and run away, she tightened her grip on his shoulder. Makes me smile just to remember it.

Finally he broke away and really began to run from her, she pursued, as only a two year old could do. Much laughing and running continued until I stopped Trenton and told him that if he didn't want her chasing him to just say, "No, thank you." His response: "I don't want her chasing me, but I kinda like it." oh. dear. me.

Here's Trenton playing his old guitar...a year ago.
I tried to find a dancing picture, but couldn't come up with one.

There's another kind of dancing that I've been thinking about lately; in fact dance was almost one of my words for last year. The words of this song grip my heart every time I hear it:

Chris Rice - Untitled Hymn (Come To Jesus) Lyrics

Weak and wounded sinner
Lost and left to die
O, raise your head, for love is passing by
Come to Jesus
Come to Jesus
Come to Jesus and live!

Now your burden's lifted
And carried far away
And precious blood has washed away the stain, so
Sing to Jesus
Sing to Jesus
Sing to Jesus and live!

And like a newborn baby
Don't be afraid to crawl
And remember when you walk
Sometimes we
Fall on Jesus
Fall on Jesus
Fall on Jesus and live!

Sometimes the way is lonely
And steep and filled with pain
So if your sky is dark and pours the rain, then
Cry to Jesus
Cry to Jesus
Cry to Jesus and live!

O, and when the love spills over
And music fills the night
And when you can't contain your joy inside, then
Dance for Jesus
Dance for Jesus
Dance for Jesus and live!

And with your final heartbeat
Kiss the world goodbye
Then go in peace, and laugh on Glory's side, and
Fly to Jesus
Fly to Jesus
Fly to Jesus and live!
My heart's desire is to live for Him and to glorify Him. I want to know Him, find my significance in Him and have a deep abiding joy that makes me dance for Jesus. God is so good. I'm amazed again and again at His mercy and love for me. I can fall on Him when I screw up (which certainly happens), I can cry to Him when the pain is great and I can dance for Him when I can't contain my joy. What a wonderful God we serve.

1 comment:

  1. I can really relate to your closing words in this post. Blessings! (Visiting by way of links on my blog.)