I wasn’t going to mention this to more than just a couple of trusted friends, because I didn’t want people to think I’m way out there. But after one of my nieces posted something on her Facebook status that was somewhat similar, it prompted me to comment and share my own experience, which encouraged her, so I thought I would go ahead and share it here too.
While finishing up the dishes after a large meal a few weeks ago, I was also dancing to music and sharing some feelings with God when I got an overwhelming feeling that He briefly danced with me, and I mean a feeling so overwhelming that it actually startled me! And the dancing wasn’t a waltz; it was upbeat and energetic. God dancing?
Having attended mostly Baptist churches throughout my life, my first reaction was to consider if the thought was sacreligious, because Baptists do not dance! Oh, I know that’s not true of all Baptists, but those who tend to be more traditional think that dancing, especially random dancing in pairs or groups, can lead to lusting and the temptation to further sin.
In the parable of the two sons, what did the older son hear as he approached the house? (Luke 15:25) “Music and dancing”. What kind of dancing would have to be going on in order to be heard? Have you ever seen Jewish people dance? And who had called for the celebration? The father, who in the parable represents God, the Father. So yes, I believe God does dance, and I believe our Abba danced with me!