The sound of the ocean is like a breathing mechanism. Breathing in and breathing out, the waves come and go. Rolling in, they regularly toss the coastline by rhythmically retreating to make way for yet more waves to come. Back and forth it goes, day and night.
And just like the ocean, there’s a rhythm to many things. There’s the drumbeat of rainfall on the roof, the pitter-patter of naked feet hitting the floor, the rhythm of rustling leaves caressed by a persistent breeze, or the forceful knock of howling winds shaking everything in its path.
I believe life is rhythmic because the Lord has rhythm. Wave after wave His mercies wash all over us and renew us from within. Walking with the Lord we learn to ride His waves. Breathing in His love and breathing out our song, we receive and give back and then receive some more. Blessed rhythm of Life!
As time goes by we learn to appreciate God’s timing and His seasons. Looking at life this way feels a bit like dancing. Rather than jumping through the hoops trying not to miss a beat all we need to do is look up. Fixing our eyes on the Lord we’ll find a sense of rhythm – and we’ll find an expert dance partner too. The Lord of the Dance asks every one of us: “May I have this dance with you?”
We all dance a bit differently to the drumbeat of life. We are all loved by God, but our dances are not the same. We learn our dance steps as we go. Life is full of surprises. The Lord will teach us how to take one step at a time and not to shy away from big leaps of faith. We learn how to navigate the sea of life as the love of God carries us along.
God and His children are indeed a dream team: He is the Lord of the Dance and we are the song He whistles.