Who has a good reason to dance? The Seattle Seahawks? They won the game, no, not just any game, the BIG ONE...Suuuuper Bowl! You may dance, you have a reason. Short lived though. Everyone knows you have to defend that title next year. For now, dance away.
Saturday night I sat in an AA meeting, where a man working on steps 6-7 brought up the topic of step 6.
"Were entirely ready for God to remove these defects of character." pg. 59 BBAA
My thoughts were not on that subject at first. I was observing the small crowd with a strong sense of gratitude. Here we sat, clean and sober, alive and well. We have been given a great gift or if you prefer, another opportunity to live, to become, to laugh, to dance. Can you think of a better reason?
The topic alone is a reason for celebration. We have a God who drew us into recovery by whatever means. Some of us came willingly, beaten by addictions and self-will. some of us came kicking and screaming, ordered by court or family perhaps. We found there a God faithful to hear us and free us from those flaws of all of the "self" words that ruled our lives. We should dance...by all means. That step by the way fits this promise from the "Biggest Book."
"If we confess our sins to Him, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness." 1 Jn 1:9
It is a funny thing to me, how you may walk into a church service, and hear silence. every service the same, we rise, sing a song or two, hear a sermon, and leave the same person that walked in. Maybe the music was good, the sermon good...but too often the message of how and why we are there is forgotten.
So I will remind you and me:
"Praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him in His mighty heaven! Praise Him with a blast of the trumpet, praise Him with the lyre and the harp! Praise Him with the tambourine and DANCING; praise Him with the strings and flutes!....let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!" Ps.150
Who has more reason than those who have placed their trust in Christ Jesus, forgiven for all their sins that separated them from God and given eternal life? Jesus won the BIG ONE for man. While Seattle fans raise their hands in victory over a game, let's raise ours in victory over eternal death, not sit stoically waiting to be resurrected. Let's dance!!!
Thanks for reading, God bless and keep you all.