Dance and Sing Before the Lord

2 Samuel 6:14-15

And David danced before the Lord with all his might; and David was girded with a linen ephod. So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the Lord with shouting, and with the sound of the horn.  (RSV)

Thought for the Day:  Sing and Dance before the Lord

We were attending the Children’s Program at the end of Lake Junaluska’s Music and Arts Week several years ago, where our child participated. The children sang their choir songs and we were blessed. This particular week the children had enjoyed other creative ways to celebrate God through song. Nathaniel’s group danced, sang, and obviously enjoyed the things they did. Then, in the middle of his group’s last piece, the lights went down and the children opened their glow sticks and started singing, “This Little Light of Mine”, and started waving the glow sticks as they were singing. And then in the middle of singing, they hugged each other to which the audience reacted with, “Awwws” and on the video we can hear our voices saying, “Oh, no they wouldn’t” and “That is so sweet.” These children, in front of a couple of hundred people, celebrated their love for God in an outward way.

Isn’t this what God asks us to do? Shouldn’t we celebrate God in an outward and visual way? We tend to keep God in a little box inside us and only occasionally find a way to let Him out. These children showed passion for God in the way that touched all who watched. They celebrated God outwardly by singing and dancing, and then they celebrated God visually where those around them could celebrate with them.

Prayer:   Thank you, Lord, for those moments in time when we observe those around us celebrating You in ways that are touching and special. Help us today to celebrate You in a way that pleases you. Amen.


2 thoughts on “Dance and Sing Before the Lord

    1. That was a very special moment for Nathaniel – It ended up very special, too, because it created the idea for the children’s stick ministry at CUMC. That was one of the things I loved most about doing Children’s Choir.


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