There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:
2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
Today, I am feeling verse 4! A time to laugh and a time to dance!
One really cool thing about being a believer is that joy comes from the inside out. Circumstance isn’t the dictator of our souls. We rest in knowing God holds all things in His hands.
And with that holy rest, we are FREE to release everything to Him who is in control. Free to live the abundant life Jesus came for in John 10:10. To open up and be vulnerable to the work God is doing in our lives. To take healthy risks. To draw boundaries. To feel the goodness of life God has crafted into every day. Free to feel. Heal. Be strong. Be brave. Take that first step. To trust God. To try something new! To stop and breathe and appreciate the moment. Free to enjoy the day designed before time and space ever met.
What a day! A great day! A day of mystery, adventure and intrigue. Who knows what secrets it holds? Although we may laugh and dance and celebrate life’s blessings differently, let’s do it nonetheless. We are only given today. So get out your dancing shoes, or don your bare feet, and enjoy it! I won’t laugh at the way you dance if you won’t laugh at me.