Thursday, February 24, 2011

May I have this dance?

"You have turned my mourning into dancing..."  Ps. 30:11

My mourning into dancing....there was a period in my life of deep grief,  a deep wound that I felt would never heal.  This was a self-inflicted wound, which was infected with unworthiness, shame, and guilt.  It wasn't a physical pain, but a deep emotional pain....a sadness/emptiness only Jesus could heal.   That is why this story is even more amazing to me.........you'll see as it unfolds. 

Picture yourself wearing a white flowing dress.....

"Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow."  Is 1:18

It doesn't matter what you have done.  I felt like my sins were branded on me like the letter "A" in The Scarlet Letter.  I felt that everyone could see I was unworthy to be a "Christian".  Newsflash....none of us were worthy of the price He paid for us....that is why it is "by grace we have been saved"  (Ephesians 2:8).  No one is good enough, all have sinned (Rom 3:23).  The good news is....though our sins were like scarlet, He has washed them away and we are now "white as snow"!  That is the reason for the white dress.  

This is important...are you picturing yourself in a beautiful white flowing dress? 

Now, picture in your mind for a moment Jesus in front of you.  Only He isn't wearing the white cloths we are so accustomed to seeing Him in, picture Jesus in a.....tuxedo. : )

He then takes your hand to ask you to dance.  He holds you in His arms, He dips you, He twirls you around and around.....

This my friends, is what I picture every time I listen to the song playing right now.  Amazing Love is "Our song".  Sometimes during other worship songs, I will also picture dancing with my King.  It is a sweet moment with the Lord and I wanted to share it with you so you too might have this kind of sweet moment with Him.  If you have another kind of sweet moment with the Lord,  please share! 

He has turned our mourning into dancing and made us white as snow!  The King is asking you to dance, dear one. 

3 comments:

becky@cup.of.joe

Wow. Such a breath-taking picture. This is powerful, Sue.

Kathy Dando Eason

Sue, I LOVE your gift! You have a way of helping me picture this!

When Kong Hee was with us on Wednesday, he asked us if anyone needed a New Revelation of How much God loves them! I raised my hand! I know that God loves me, but sometimes we all need a refreshing of His Love! Anyway, as we all went down front, Pastor Kong asked for the choir to sing Jesus Loves Me! Being from Singapore, I would imagine that he does not know what songs we ALL know the words to. However, he could not have known that the song he picked is the song that I sing during moments of trouble! That my friend was when I started weeping! God hears me and He wanted to sing this For Me!
All we have to do is step out of that box that our enemy has put us in, the one where we feel silly. I Love my Lord and I love you!!!!

Tara T. McIlrath

I still have chill bumps on my skin. Beautifully written and thank you for sharing.

By the way, to Kathy and Becky - do you sleep? If so, when?

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