for Rebekah, who danced

Life is a dance to me. If not, then it should be. When I am aware of its beauty, it is choreographed. There are theme songs running through my life each day, and music is the constant. No doubt, there are different songs for different days, but nevertheless, there is a continual song of the heart. Some days it’s upbeat and peppy, and some days only the slowest of deep and beautiful melodies would begin to describe the emotion. Words are just words. But with music, there is feeling. Within music, the pure Breath of God authenticates the moment. Once in a while, we get a faint sound of the angels singing choruses in the heavenlies. Or sometimes, it’s in the absence of God that defines the place, where we can feel the song of pure pain and distance. Just one part I am sure of: in both, there is a song.

More times than not, I include a song on my posts, mostly because, upon finishing the post, it feels so incomplete. It seems it needs more. It needs the emotion of music to bring it life. I know some of you love music and some of you would prefer not to listen, so I try to make it optional where it doesn’t play automatically. But the music part is my heart. The music is where I dance out each day. One of the tangible pieces of this life that will be eternal is music, and I believe that is one reason it reaches many of us. It is the eternal captured in the present. It is God’s beautiful gift to our heart to evoke emotions of almost every nature. It is a call to respond. Some music makes you cry. Other makes you energized; some makes you dance. The best music causes me to worship. It transports me directly to the Lord’s Feet. Music can be an earnest prayer, a piercing cry, an overwhelming joy, a captured place of pain or ecstasy, or a complex dance of all of the above. So, dance this day, if you can. There is a song playing. And delight in Him, wherever He has placed you, totally beyond any circumstance you are facing. Psalm 34 says, “Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.”

Blessings of an overflow of the heart today. I hope you dance.

dedicated to Becky Tauber, a courageous and beautiful soul who now dances with her Lord.


5 thoughts on “for Rebekah, who danced

  1. Oh Annie,
    That is one of my all time favorite songs!! It continues to amaze me at how intune our spirits are. I grew up with music running through my soul and always in my head. I was just thinking the other day about the “soundtrack” of my life – what it sounds like – what the theme song would be. Anyway – great post!! love, Kathy

  2. Oh Annie…
    I hope you dance! I KNOW you dance!

    I thank you for this beautiful word of encouragement.

    I’m praying for that precious young girl who now dances with Jesus.

    Much love~

  3. This song reminds me of Meghan’s best friend from college who lost her mother to cancer her senior year of high school. She is an only child and misses her so much and this is her song. I think I will pray for Kendall right now…

    I was just thanking God this morning for His music. He speaks so clearly through it. “Wonderful, Merciful Savior” is my favorite today. Tomorrow it will be another one. I was just reading Psalm 34 earlier today!

    I’m Worshipping our Lord with you, dear friend.
    Love you,

  4. Thank you for your sweet words. I loved the picture. My granddaughter is taking ballet, made me think of her. I agree with makes life so much sweeter. My husband really likes classical, I don’t like it as much. I love worship music and I like this song you put on today. God did make the song…Thank you for your prayers…It’s sunny here today too, and that helps my spirit. Blessings on your worship tomorrow.

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