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The Lord of the Dance

Years ago, when I was a little girl (and the dinosaurs were still around), my Grandma took me to a special event at her church. At that time she attended the United Church in Cochrane, and I loved going because of their music. Likely there also were good “after church snacks” which also was a measure I used to evaluate how good a church was.

The details of this particular Sunday are a bit vague (I wish I’d talked to Grandma again about this) but someone was there playing the Lord of the Dance music. It was a big deal, and people were excited about whomever it was that was presenting it (again, I wish I could remember). What I do remember is totally and completely falling in love with that song. Grandma bought the album (yeah it was that long ago) and I listened to it over and over.

40+ years later it still sings through my head on a regular basis. It makes me happy, it makes me want to dance, it makes me want to put down my burdens and follow Jesus.

Ok, that last one is a bit harder. It does make me happy, it does make me want to dance, it makes me look at my burdens and assess whether or not I’d rather carry them or lay them down. It’s hard when those burdens feel like they are part of who I am. But they’re not. So why am I carrying them? They’re heavy after all.

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4 thoughts on “The Lord of the Dance

  1. Sheila Burger says:

    Dear Melissa, I too, have burdens or sins I have committed. Everyone has. I like the verse in 1John:chapter 1 verse 9. Way back close to the end of the Bible. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive our sins and to cleans us from all unrighteousness. Jesus died on the cross to pay the price for our sins. This is what “Redeemed “ means. Life is full of hardship and personal sin everyday. I put it all on Jesus through prayer. Today my burden is Betty. She has been vomiting blood and has bloody diarrhea. She is in the South Calgary Hospital in isolation because she might have covid 19. She is very close to the Lord and I know that if she died she would go to heaven. I place her life, through prayer to Jesus, that she will recover. This is a day of prayer. I will have days like this for the rest of my life but I give the burden to Jesus and, through prayer, Jesus is with me every second. His will may be different than what I want but it will be His will and He will carry me through that too.

    We love you a lot and we suffer with you through your burdens

    Auntie Sheila

    Sent from my iPad

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    • Your rock solid faith has always been an inspiration to me. I get angry, doubt he loves (or remembers) me, and I look to those who follow faithfully even in the darkness. Much love ❤️

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