Live as children of light – Ephesians 5:8
Yesterday evening, I had everything set up perfectly- the lighting was just right, my laptop was carefully placed atop two boxes stacked on our barstool from the kitchen. The dog was quiet, the girls were engrossed in homework- or so I thought! I had planned everything to the “T” and sat down to record a song…
About halfway through the song, Sophie surprised me and decided to join me. She smiled and waved as I played. And my first thought was to reprimand her for not listening, for not staying in her room and for “ruining” the video. But as I saw the light in her eyes, I immediately realized that moments like these are not things we “plan”, and sometimes we can plan so much that we miss those God moments and what He is teaching us…. and her light shines so bright, that I couldn’t stop myself from smiling and thanking the Lord for her contagious joy as she sang along with me.
The song is called “Dancing With Jesus” and I wrote it this past spring. It is about a time of worship- a vision of Jesus and I, dancing in a garden, rejoicing together over answered prayers. As I was singing last night, Sophie reminds me that worship is spontaneous and not something that has to be “planned”. It’s not about having everything perfect. It is about being aware of His presence all the time. Sometimes I get so fixated on the details that I miss the bigger picture.
Happy 8th Birthday, Soph, and thanks for shinning your bright light and worshiping with me last night!
And David danced before the Lord with all his might. 2 Samuel 6:14
Dancing with Jesus