Monday, April 06, 2015
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
2 Samuel 6:14-15
David danced before the Lord with all his might; David was girded with a linen ephod. So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the Lord with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet.
The ark, symbol and presence of the Holy One, is carried into the city, but it is David who gets carried away. He dances in the street, his heart bursting with the uncontainable joy of knowing you, O Lord.
I see him, and I know him. In precious moments, I am him. And every single soul of us is invited to join him in the dance. Sometimes it happens.
I lift my hands high on Easter morning surrounded by children. They lead the congregation calling out, “Jesus is risen.”
“Alleluia,” the assembly erupts in reply, and we are lifted out of our everyday selves into the fullness of the joy we are invited to know—not just on Easter, but every day.
Ecstasy is the word. We are raised out of ourselves, beyond preoccupation with what we know and how we look. Normal worries and cares evaporate in the warmth of communal joy as resurrected Love is known and shared.
Lifted out of ourselves, ironically, we become who we are. You transform us, Holy One, into the people of love and joy you made us to be when you formed us in the image of you who are Love.
And for one blessed moment, we join David in his crazy, holy dance and know what it means to be a human being.
Pr. David L. Miller