Saturday, September 5, 2009

Joy Challenge - Day 14 - Dance

dancing with Aunt Susie

When I was a little girl, I loved to dance. I danced all time - with anyone who was a willing partner.

dancing with my little cousin

It was quite natural, then, that my Mom would enroll me in dancing school. Alas, I was so terribly shy all I did was cry and beg to go home. So much for a career as a famous ballerina.

dancing with Uncle Tony

I still love to dance. It makes my heart soar when I see the kids in our church dancing. Would I have been brave enough to do that if our church hadn't frowned upon such things? I like to think I would have. I live a little bit through those graceful girls and find great joy in just watching them.

We sing a song in church that says: "I'm gonna dance for You, like nobody's watching." I confess I do that sometimes when I'm home alone. It is a natural expression of worship and spills out from a joyful heart. I am looking forward to the day when we dance down streets of gold. I won't be too shy then!

"Let them praise His name with dancing..."
Psalm 149:3a