Saturday, September 6, 2014

The Great Dancer

Zephaniah 3:17 " The Lord your God is with you. He is a hero who saves you. He happily rejoices over you, renews you with his love, and celebrates over you with shouts of joy."

Despair, like a ballerina, prances around your soul.
She leaps and twirls with effortless melancholy.
Without limitations sorrow achieves its pricey toll.
Each pliè and battement dances away destiny.

Disfigured and collapsed on the floor of diabolus.
Swaying back and forth without thought or consolation.
Sight fades to the darkness and blood becomes embolus.
Rocking with vibration and undetermined occasion.

Light begins to pierce through the oculus of darkness.
Despair is chased away with allegro movements.
The Great Dancer leaps to take away your direness.
His assemble transforms into heavenly moments.

He rejoices over your soul with exuberance and elation
He sings and speaks to your heart with hope and peace.
He dances with feet which bring deliverance and exultation.
His melody breaks the chains of despair and decrease.

The bible tells us that the living God sings over us. He dances over us with great joy and love. In most cultures, dancing is a sign of happiness and strong affection.

 I picture a father dancing with his little daughter's feet standing on his feet. He makes all the movements and all the strides. The father twirls his daughter around with copious grins and laughters. All time seems to slow down and only the father and his daughter seem to dance in the vastness of space.

The Lord is the Great Dancer for His people. There are times in your life when you are dancing with Him. There are times when you are standing on his feet while He dances. There are times when He is dancing over you and rejoicing over  you. Those are the times when despair has taken hold and hope has escaped like a vapor. He takes your hand and lifts you up from the dance floor of life. He spins you around and holds you close to His chest. His strength bleeds into your spirit and His songs become your melodies of hope.

Maybe you feel like the God of the universe is not near you. Maybe you feel like no one hears your cries in the night. Maybe you feel distant and in despair. The Great Dancer, rejoicer, is right there with you now. His hand is reaching out to you. He desires to lift you up from the dance floor and spin you around into His place of peace. Just take His hand and never let go. He loves you deeply and desires to rejoice over you.

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