The Dance

"Hallelujah! Praise God in his holy sanctuary; give praise in the mighty dome of heaven. Give praise for his mighty deeds, praise him for his great majesty...Give praise with tambourines and dance, praise him with flutes and strings...Let everything that has breath give praise to the LORD! Hallelujah!" (1)

His Partner's Moves

The Dancer flows with perfect grace;
Each movement lands with perfect skill.
His silhouette -- the partner's place --
Follows each step, smooth and docile.

The Dancer calls me to His side:
He takes my hand; I'm held secure.
Our steps begin to coincide --
To move as one is the allure.

He calls each step without a word;
His Spirit's choreography
Directs my heart as He is heard --
His will is perfect artistry.

He leads His novice patiently;
If I should slip, He compensates.
I strive to follow faithfully
As His tempo accelerates.

In time, His partner's honed with grace
To learn each step intimately.
Each movement's step in time and place
Reverberates eternally.

(c) Paul Buis, 2002

1. Psalm 150:1,2,4,6