Tuesday – Daily Devotional 3/24

Good News for Tuesday, March 24th

Updates & Tips

With the Covid-19 crisis ongoing, the country through the Red Cross blood drives is woefully short of blood. If you want to do something for our neighbors and community is donate blood. There will be a Red Cross Blood drive on Monday the 30th at Culvers in Osage Beach.  

Our Devotional

“You changed my mourning into dancing.  You took off my funeral clothes and dressed me up in joy so that my whole being might sing praises to you and never stop.  Lord, my God, I will give thanks to you forever.”    -Psalm 30:11-12 


This morning as I watched Brad Paisley (Country Singer) choking up through the Hymn “In The Garden”, I was reminded of the Hymn “Lord of the Dance.” 
 

I danced in the morning when the world was begun,
And I danced in the moon and the stars and the sun,
And I came down from heaven and I danced on the earth,
At Bethlehem I had my birth. 

Dance, then, wherever you may be, I am the Lord of the Dance, said he.
And I’ll lead you all, wherever you may be, and I’ll lead you all in the Dance, said he.

I danced for the scribe and the pharisee,
But they would not dance and they wouldn’t follow me.
I danced for the fishermen, for James and John 
They came with me and the Dance went on.

Dance, then, wherever you may be, I am the Lord of the Dance, said he.
And I’ll lead you all, wherever you may be, and I’ll lead you all in the Dance, said he.

I danced on the Sabbath and I cured the lame; The holy people said it was a shame.
They whipped and they stripped and they hung me on high,
and they left me there on a Cross to die.

Dance, then, wherever you may be, I am the Lord of the Dance, said he.
And I’ll lead you all, wherever you may be, and I’ll lead you all in the Dance, said he.

I danced on a Friday when the sky turned black 
It’s hard to dance with the devil on your back.
They buried my body and they thought I’d gone,
But I am the Dance, and I still go on.

Dance, then, wherever you may be, I am the Lord of the Dance, said he.
And I’ll lead you all, wherever you may be, and I’ll lead you all in the Dance, said he.

They cut me down and I leapt up high; I am the life That’ll never, never die;
I’ll live in you if you’ll live in me – I am the Lord of the Dance, said he.


This song brings me joy.  One of my fondest memories is of a conversation I witnessed between Roger and his mother. Roger’s mom was in her church choir and was going to sing “Lord of the Dance” at a funeral. Roger mistook the hymn for “River Dance”, an Irish style of dance with fast moving foot work. Roger asked his mother if the choir was to dance while performing and proceed to perform his best River Dance in the kitchen. Roger’s mom, a very religious person, burst out laughing and went to get her hymnal to show Roger “The Lord of the Dance.” Roger felt remorse for poking fun at his mother, who reminded him that Jesus has a sense of humor. 

Jesus reminds us that HE is the dance and to dance wherever we may be. My prayer for each of you and your loved ones is that you find time to dance during this time of quarantine. 

-Kristin Rhodes