"If we're not supposed to dance, why all this music?"
We were created to dance, to laugh, to love, to enjoy, to hug and hold hands and to find joy in life--
because He, who is the Great Artist, crafted life to be filled with hidden pleasures,
deep fulfillment and smiles and thankful hearts and fulfilled dreams--happiness and joy.
God designed us to be loved, to have deep friendships, to believe that dreams stored in our hearts could come true.
Yet, sometimes the melody is hidden or overpowered by the noise that surrounds us, is it not?
Beauty is hidden, at times.
Bonds of love are broken by broken people.
Sometimes the pleasures seem like a memory of the past.
Who makes the noise of the world so loud that, at times, we do not even notice the music or acknowledge it's reality?
Who would want us not to dance, not to listen, not to engage in the joy?
We must not give in to this dark side, that creates the cacophony to blot out all of the alluring, dazzling, delightful, pleasing, heavenly music.
But, if indeed, when God imagined us and longed to grant us beauty,
If God created life such as this--one in which there is so much soul wrenching, toe tapping, love-giving, comfort making music,
our deepest souls were also made to dance and to enter into and engage in the divine symphony, irresistable rhythms, haunting, memorable melodies, the harmonies, that He has surrounded us with all the time, every day.
May God grant us ears to hear, hearts to perceive and a willingness to dance with all of our might.
My prayer is that we will remember the grace of being loved, the music behind the one who created this world as a place of delight.
But perhaps we must remember,
Unless one becomes as a child, he cannot experience the kingdom of heaven--or hear the sounds of the music He is playing for us, even now.
May our hearts, like a little, innocent one, come to rest against His, to allow His arms to shield us from what would obscure His reality.
May love heal and revive our hearts as we hide in the secret place of His tent, until we can dance once again, and live fully into the beauty He longs for us to experience.
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