(compiled by Linda Lorring)
Come Dance with Me
Be glad and rejoice with me. – Philippians 2:18
The discipline of celebration is changing my life, and I invite you into the same practice. Come tap dance with me on the fresh graves of apathy and cynicism, the creeping belief that this is all there is, and that God is no match for the wreckage of the world we live in. What God does in the tiny corners of our day-to-day lives is stunning and gorgeous and headline-making, but we have a bad habit of saving the headlines for the grotesque and scary.
To choose to celebrate right here and right now might seem irresponsible. It might seem frivolous, like cotton candy and charm bracelets. But I believe it is a serious undertaking, one that has the potential to return us to our best selves, to deliver us back to the men and women God created us to be, people who choose to see the best, believe the best, yearn for the best. Through that longing to be our best selves, we are changed and inspired and ennobled, able to see the handwriting of a holy God where another person just sees the same old tired streets and sidewalks.
God is alive and he is transforming and redeeming his world, even when we can’t see it. Where do you see the fingerprints of a loving, holy God in your life today, even in the mess and darkness?
Taken from Savor: Living Abundantly Where You Are, As You Are by Shauna Niequist