I will tell you a secret about these two sophisticates.  They can dance with abandonment with the best of them!  They learned from the time they were still babies to participate in the family "dance party".  Their mother has no inhibitions when it comes to cutting a rug and they are chips off the old block!  

While visiting with me, they discovered Alexa lives with me.  Poor Alexa, she got quite the work out last week.  One of their favorites is "It's Raining Tacos", but in a close second, was "Gummy Bears".  They would shout out to Alexa to play "Gummy Bears" and off they would go.  I am not certain where they learned all the moves they had, but we had a great time dancing and singing.  Invariably it would all go to a fever pitch about the time we should be winding down and getting ready for bed.  Running, swinging, hands in air, swirling, hips gyrating, and heads nodding we would go for it.  What EXCELLENT FUN!

Somewhere along the path of life I became inhibited about dancing with abandonment.  During my teen years, there was nothing I liked to do better than dance.  Somewhere along the path, the world told me I looked foolish, couldn't dance, and was ridiculous for dancing at my advanced age.  And then the six and four year old reminded me how exhilarating it can to be to cut loose and just dance.  The world is not the least bit concerned if I am dancing, and if it is~well I am going to dance.  I am thankful for the lesson in the joy of dancing with those you love.  Laughing and shouting the words of the song as we danced the night away~my heart was filled with joy.

The Word tells us God takes delight in our singing and dancing.  We choose to listen to the world and hide behind the sophistication of joylessness.  What would others think if we danced our hearts out and proclaimed the greatness of our God with song?  We dare not cross the line of abandonment and joy, but instead become satisfied to sit with our arms crossed and legs firmly planted, while our hearts yearn to sing and dance and shout for joy.  At this point, I plan to take a page from the Two Little's play book and enjoy a good dance occasionally.  It's good for the heart, physically and spiritually.  What a great lesson!

3 Let them praise his name with dancing
 and make music to him with timbrel and harp. 
4 For the LORD takes delight in his people; 
he crowns the humble with victory.
Psalms 149:3-4


  1. Isn't it amazing what our grandchildren can teach us, Lulu? Virginia has always loved to dance with abandon, though at nine, she's becoming a bit more self-conscious. Hope she gets over that one! :) And I have to agree that we're never too old to cut the rug with joy for our God.


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