Friday, July 21, 2006

Praise Him With The Dance

Hey, isn't this great! The software company Digital Praise has come out with Dance Praise. A video game with a dance tablet similar to the popular Dance Dance Revolution home and arcade games that have been so popular. I think every youth ministry should have one of these!

However, I realize that dancing is still a difficult "doctrinal" point for some churches (another example of how our "doctrines" tend to tear us apart, rather than bring us together).

How is it that we feel we need to follow some of the instructions from God's Word and not others?
  • You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, (Ps. 30:11)
  • Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with tambourine and harp. (Ps. 149:3)
  • praise him with tambourine and dancing, praise him with the strings and flute, (Ps. 150:4)
Granted, we humans can take any expression and pervert it - watch any music videos, lately? Does that mean we remove the expression altogether? If so, we may soon gather together in silence while sitting motionless (or should we be standing?).

I say let us passionately praise Him with the dance!