November 5, 2018

“If We’re Not Supposed to Dance, Then Why All This Music?”

So David dances because he can’t help it.  His dance is his way of saying that though he, the king, is the agent of this final chapter in a long history, this moment is not about him – it is about God and his dance is the embodiment of that truth.  Dance is always about embodying something.

David conquers Jerusalem, not with a sword, but with his dance.  It’s a stunning and wonderful thing.  The people watching him dance, gush, and not with their blood, which, of course, is the best part about this.