Five Minute Friday: Dance

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When I was a little girl I used to stand on my father’s shoes as he danced me around the house.  I was too afraid to move on my own.  I felt clumsy.  I was afraid I would trip, or step on his toes.  Or fall down.

Daddy always made sure that I was safe and secure in his arms.  He led me, ever so patiently, as we moved together.  He, the teacher, and I the student.

As I grew up, I learned that life is like a dance. It’s learning to bend and sway with the rhythms that come in and out of my life.  Some welcomed.  Others not so.  I can hear the music.  Yet, at times, I am afraid to step forward and start the dance.  What if I miss it?  What if I am off beat?  What if I trip and fall?  What if I get laughed at?

I am much too big now to stand on my daddy’s shoes.  He can no longer lead me through this dance of life.  But, my Daddy in heaven, He can lead me.  He gently takes me by the hand and says, “Come now, let us dance together”.  He moves, so gracefully, so freely.  And I am quick to follow His lead.  For I know that He will keep me close.  And my Daddy in heaven, He delights in me.  He dances over me with joy!

Linking up with Lisa-Jo for the Five Minute Friday.

Five Minute Friday


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11 Responses

  1. Jacqui says:

    How beautiful, Barbie! We were definitely like-minded today:) Thanks for your always encouraging comments, and thanks for sharing your heart!

  2. says:

    So sweet, wonderfully worded. I could picture us, daughters of The Most High, with our feet on top of our Fathers, taking his lead…

  3. TereasaM says:

    Oh Barbie, that is beautiful. I love the imagery.

  4. charis says:

    Beautiful imagery and beautiful picture that you picked to accompany it! I have been looking at all your posts lately, but glad I finally have a chance to comment and let you know I have been coming by. Glad the wedding went well too!

  5. Nikki says:

    Oh friend, this is a brilliant 5 minute write. I can feel something lifted in your writing … not sure what it is, but I’m dancing my joy dance for you! love you.

  6. Beautiful image of dancing with our daddies – earthly and more so, heavenly!

  7. Charissa says:

    beautiful description…i love comparing life to a dance!

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