Everybody Dance

25 Mar

Psalm 149 sings praises to God in dance. Why don’t we do that more? There is a great tradition in the scripture for dancing and having a great time. I would like to see the wild sword-dance.

149 1-4 Hallelujah!
Sing to God a brand-new song,
praise him in the company of all who love him.
Let all Israel celebrate their Sovereign Creator,
Zion’s children exult in their King.
Let them praise his name in dance;
strike up the band and make great music!
And why? Because God delights in his people,
festoons plain folk with salvation garlands!
5-9 Let true lovers break out in praise,
sing out from wherever they’re sitting,
Shout the high praises of God,
brandish their swords in the wild sword-dance—
A portent of vengeance on the God-defying nations,
a signal that punishment’s coming,
Their kings chained and hauled off to jail,
their leaders behind bars for good,
The judgment on them carried out to the letter
—and all who love God in the seat of honor!
Hallelujah!

Yet, even as the writer encourages the tribe to dance there is a clear understanding that those not in the God-tribe are not invited.

I hope for a day where all the tribal walls are down for the people of God’s earth. Of course, that doesn’t look like it is going to happen anything soon. . So, I pray for peace.

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