For years I have loved the song Lord of the Dance by the late Sydney Carter. I find it so profound, timeless, uplifting, moving and yet simple. The image of Christ leading us through the dance of what life is or is meant to be. It just works for me- and I have two left feet! I was reminded of it again when reading Maybe Today by Tony Miles see an earlier post of mine at https://unfinishedchristian.wordpress.com/2009/04/27/maybe-todaybuy-it-today/ . In his section on prayer Tony makes a pleas for us to listen to God’s heartbeat through prayer:
Almighty God, help me to keep close to Jesus, especially through prayer and devotions. May I lean upon my Lord and listen. help e to hear his heartbeat and live confidently knowing that He is my living Saviour. Guide me that I might live a way that is in harmony with Your Holy Spirit and NOT dance to the world’s tune. Rather, release me to discover Your holy rhythm of life. Then as I let the Lord of the dance lead me, may my steps take me through the difficult places to the place of Your glory, peace and eternal joy. I ask this in the name of my companion and Lord. Amen.
This little video has some interesting imagery but takes me right back to singing this song with such joy and hope as a child. I hope something in it connects with you even if it feels at times that the church has lost the steps to this most wonderful of dances.