Maybe this is a controversial subject, but I’m going to throw it out there anyway.
Sometimes I want to dance during worship.
Not bad dancing, just throw my hands up and spin around. We sang Marvelous Light this morning, and that song actually says, “I throw my hands up and spin around”, but do you know, not a single person did that! I looked to see. I was already to go, but I wasn’t going to be the only one.
I would’ve done it, but in the fraction of two seconds, I convinced myself I would be a terrible distraction and keep people from worshiping, so I kept hands mostly down (we’re Baptists), and I absolutely did not spin.
But one day I’m going to.
I’m going to spin, and my hands are going to be up really high, and no one’s even going to notice me because we’re all going to be praising the God of the Universe.
Holy and perfect and wonderful is He!
Here’s the song! Throw your hands up and spin around in the privacy of your own home! Peace!
You should have started the spin, MB! I’m sure others were just waiting for someone to do it as well.
I think we’re supposed to sing that song a few more times over the next weeks…I just might twirl before the month’s out!
I experienced something pretty cool this last month: for a various reasons, I had to attend worship via the internet. It was pretty awkward at first, because I was standing in my living room singing along. But after that first week, I noticed something… When no one was watching me, I raised my hands to the ceiling, I moved my feet, and I found my own worship body language (which is hard to do for us “baptists”). So now when I’m back in the corporate setting, at least I know that I really would like to lift my hands high… Read more »
Thank you Sara! I loved your comment and am anxious for my own personal retreat, some praise songs, and an open dance floor!