From the pulpit: Taking time in life to dance

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 12, 2007

By BO BROWN / Guest Columnist

Well here I sit. It is a normal Monday night, affectionately known as “Dance Night” in our house.

Now, let me put some of your curiosity to rest by letting you know it is not I who is dancing, although this Pastor does still have those mad skillz (just ask my wife and daughters).

The dancer in question is my daughter Caitie who, since the day she could first walk, has danced her way through this world. She seems born to dance, loving the discipline of practice as well as the day of performance. She shines through it all, knowing that it is an expression of who she is and what she enjoys. It is an overflow of her spirit, a testimony of something she loves.

It is what God created her to be.

We find dancing not limited to my house, but also locate it within God’s Word. We are reminded in Ecclesiastes that there is a time to dance, and are further told of God turning King David’s wailing to dancing, even finding encouragement later in the Psalms to praise the Lord with dance.

I can hear the gasps now, as this is being read, but relax – take a deep breath. Rest assured I am not instituting mandatory dance classes in churches, although seeing the ushers do pirouettes down the aisle might cause offering to increase (*wink).

It is instead an encouragement to allow God to move in your life and experience the joy only He can offer!

There is a time to celebrate and a time to laugh. It is ordained by God that we take time to smile, to laugh, to sing, to dance and we should do it for the Lord. Let the world see God’s love and His immeasurable gift of life in you. Experience this blessing from the Lord that overflows from His throne directly to your heart. Shall we dance?

Brother B