April 16, 2014 | The Gospel Coalition Blog
I fight to find beauty in the unchanging qualities in which God delights—humility, truth, kindness, self-giving, joy.… Read More
Dr. Ortlund is Lead Pastor of Immanuel Church in Nashville, Tennessee and a Council member with The Gospel Coalition. More…
Ray Ortlund|12:18 PM CT
“If there when Grace dances, I should dance.”
Edward Mendelson, editor, “Whitsunday in Kirchstetten,” W. H. Auden: Collected Poems, page 745.
David danced before the LORD with all his might! 2 Sam 6:14a
So many times I ‘feel’ like dancing. Brought up in the ballet I can appreciate the flow of my body through space while letting the music guide my dancing. However, today, I don’t ‘feel’ like dancing at all. I don’t feel grace. The house is a mess, the kids misbehaved, I communicated poorly with my hard-working husband. What is grace? Why dance? At moments like these, with tears in my eyes, I remember the REAL Jesus. That’s all I can think about now. I am so tired… physically and of feeling like a failure. So my tired mind just goes to the word Jesus. The REAL Jesus. As I say His name over and over and I think about His life, what He said and what He has done. Then I know Grace. and obediently, I dance.
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