I love the Christmas season! I love celebrating the birth of our Lord. I love the fun, the food, and all the wonderful traditions, but I really love singing Christmas carols! Last night was so enjoyable as the Worship Team at my home church led us in some amazing renditions of all my favorite songs; it was wonderful.
However, singing the songs wasn’t the only element that filled my heart last night. What also filled my heart was this adorable little girl standing in the front row with her daddy; filled with all the awe and wonder you would hope for a little child to have. As the songs were sung she danced and danced and danced. This precious little one didn’t care who was looking, if her moves were acceptable, if someone was bothered by her passionate little dance. Nope~~ she just danced with all the joy that was inside her little heart.
Watching this sweet display brought me to sweet tears as I realized that many of us, myself included, have lost the freedom to simply “dance” in our lives. So often we worry about how we look, what others may think; we fear the thought of criticism. Have we lost our sense of awe and wonder? Have we become so adult, so appropriate, that we rarely “dance” in life at all?
I have been pondering all of this since last night and an interesting verse came to my mind: Matthew 18:3 says “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Hmmm…. Perhaps it’s time to “dance” again!
Dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt.
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.
– William W. Purkey