Storm by Lifehouse
In all honesty, this is one of the most raw and vulnerable dances I’ve ever done in my life. In short (and almost literally), it was my heart beating on the dance floor.
After every performance of this dance, there was such a heaviness in my spirit and heart, a heaviness that I’ve never felt for any other dances I’ve done. It wasn’t a sad heaviness, or much less of any negative emotion, but a relief that God’s got me.
When I came before God to choreograph this piece to perform at EasterFest, I decided to choreograph a dance of where I was at in my life. And where I was at, wasn’t all that great, but neither was it sunshine cheery.
It was almost the end of the DTS, and I was struggling and conflicted in my spirit and mind about leaving ‘home’ and returning Home. I grew so familiar with a place that was so unfamiliar, I grew to love a place and its people, whom I was once afraid to love. And the thought of leaving a comfortable space, and returning to a world filled with responsibilities and expectations, I couldn’t help but feel like life was gonna be rough when I hit home’s ground.
I was worried, anxious and petrified of having to make decisions about life when I’m home. And as I danced this dance, every part of me was screaming for the peace of God to overwhelm my anxious heart, and for the knowledge that God is still God no matter what, to comfort and help me understand that everything will be all right when I’m home.
I was afraid to fall when I’m finally back, my nerves were going bonkers with the thought that I might fail or make mistakes. But in God’s amazing love and grace, He showed me that the sphere of His grace covers every sin and failure that I could ever possibly make in my life. All I need to do, is to remain in and receive His grace. And really, everything will be, and has been, all right!
In fact, it has been more than all right, and I’ve found that when we choose to live in the grace of God, life becomes such a joy! Thank You, God. Thank You for showing me how great and awesome You are. Thank You for this dance, and thank You for dancing with me. I love You.