I will go on dancing to honor the Lord, and will disgrace myself even more. [2 Samuel 6:21-22 GNT]
David is now king. He has captured Jerusalem. The Ark of the Covenant is returning to the city. David is dancing as the Ark returns. He is filled with a joy that his wife Michal cannot understand. She strikes out at him criticizing the manner in which he dances. She is bereft of joy and does not want to dance.
When I was younger, I danced in church. There was so much joy when we were all singing together. Many people danced and celebrated as we experienced a joy deep in our hearts. Some, like Michal, criticize this kind of dancing. I get that. Some simply do not understand this joyous way of honoring God.
Cause me to dance again Lord. Help me to be filled with a joy in my heart that moves my feet.
... this devotion is part of a series about King David.