‘Wearing a linen ephod, David was dancing before the LORD with all his might, 15 while he and all Israel were bringing up the ark of the LORD with shouts and the sound of trumpets’
2 Samuel 6:14-15
For the first time, our Chapels were held in our new auditorium at the King’s Community Centre this week. Little fills my heart more than hearing young people singing, dancing and worshipping – with enthusiasm and with passion.
Of course, they are in good company. The Old Testament is full of stories of God’s children singing and dancing; indeed, King David is depicted as one of the more enthusiastic worshippers – and he was a King! To have such an incredible space where our students can enjoy worship together is an amazing blessing.
More, in watching the students, it was obvious to me that that many of them were ‘dancing before the Lord with all their might’ (as David did when he was bringing up the ark) and had little care as to what they sounded like or whether their dance ‘moves’ looked cool or flash.
A great lesson for all of us: God loves our worship – whatever the style or sound – but he really only cares about our hearts. So, while I stood relatively still at the rear of the auditorium witnessing an extraordinary Worship Bonfire, be assured that I was dancing on the inside...with all my might!
Sing joyfully to the LORD, you righteous;
it is fitting for the upright to praise him.
2 Praise the LORD with the harp;
make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre.
3 Sing to him a new song;
play skillfully, and shout for joy.