Here’s a pic of my husband and I this weekend at our second Swing dance lesson! I was amazed at how profound the concept of dance is in relation to our marriage relationship. My husband is called to be a leader in our family. Many times through the many years of marriage, it has been difficult for me to follow his lead. He has, at times, really struggled knowing where he was headed let alone, where we were going. Every small gesture in dance means something. The way he presses against my back, or raises his hand all mean something and in response, I follow the lead- and we dance.
On a greater scale, our relationship with The Father should be the same way. Listening to Him, paying attention to His details help us dance through this life. Ebbing and flowing, dipping and lifting, it is all part of this celebration we call life.
Henri Nouwen says; “Any dance of celebration must weave both the sorrows an the blessings into a joyful step…to heal is to let the Holy Spirit call me to dance, to believe again, even amid my pain, that God will orchestrate and guide my life.”
If you have been following my blog for any amount of time, I am sure that you have read about my husband and my “dance” through the past few years. It hasn’t been all sunshine and roses! But we are learning to listen, learn, observe and dance in a whole new way. We have been open to say we do not know how to do certain things well, and we need help! We have gone to instructors who have more experience and knowledge and allowed God to take our fumblings and turn them into something ordinary and amazing at the same time. Sorrows and blessings mixed with thanksgiving set us up for joy, we do not always see it immediately, but that is the foundation that is being built.
Stepping out and learning new things can be down right scary, I know! We can prefer what we know even if it is destructive- but we can all change if we are willing. Maybe you are on a new health journey, maybe you are having a relationship issue, maybe you just want to take “that class” but are too afraid. I am right here with you, will you dance with me? 🙂