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.
Life is a dance. What sets dancing apart from the regular steps we take – dance steps go with a song. Dance and music are inseparable. It’s better to dance than to walk and it’s better to sing than to talk. I know some people would like to disagree and it’s mostly people hung up on talent. We’re watching those talent shows and marvel over powerful vocal performances and see dancers hit the dance floor who don’t seem to have a contract with gravity. Flawlessly in time, their bodies swaying, their feet effortlessly working the floor, dancers are in their element like fish in the water. And the same goes for singers. They hit the notes like there is no tomorrow.
Well, this is not about talent. To dance through life and to sing our song is an attitude, and it begins with the Lord of the universe.
started the song and He danced the first dance. God is the author of music. He
God always had dance partners, and He sang harmony from the get go when all Three of the Trinity chimed in. The beautiful thing about God dancing and singing is His generosity in inviting all of His creation to the dance floor. At some point in time the Trinity began to call things into being and has been extremely prolific creating ever since. The hustling and bustling world around us is a vivid reminder. Nature swaying to the heartbeat of the universe, the Lord has invited all of us to His dance floor.
God is asking us for a dance. And then, when we say “yes”, He is so happy that He starts singing. He sings over us. He composes a brand-new song, especially created for the occasion. He sings this song because He is happy we’re with Him. He’s glad that we’re dancing with Him. He does not take our trust we put in Him for granted.
Dancing with God, we’re learning the dance steps as we go. Every day is a new dance. Every day we get up and adjust to changes; we never stop learning. The hardest dance steps to learn in this life would be our dance with death. Our last day rolls around, and we’ll dance into a new tomorrow.
Regardless what kind of day we’re facing let’s never forget that God is with us every step of the way.