Do you remember dancing in the rain as a child? There is something so freeing, so uninhibited of whirling around as the rain drops on your back. You aren't concerned with anything else in the world, because you are just dancing. You know it's there and that you are getting covered with water, but at the same time it is as if it is washing "something" away. I just loved it as a child, and so do my children.
As I watched Owen and Griffin just dance the other day I was reminded of a song my Young Life leader wrote and sang:
I can see the trouble in your eyes
And I see the smiles disappearing
But I know there's more to this life
Than the things we keep fearing
So let's not worry about the things that we can't change
Cause we've got so much to be thankful for
Christ died to save us all
So let it rain, let the water fall
I'll be dancing in the rain
I'm gonna take this time to celebrate
And I know my sun will shine again
But until then...I'll be dancing in the rain
I want my joy to shine right through
And I'm gonna share my hope with you
But I won't be frightened by this world anymore
Cause standing strong, and I'm holding on
To the hand of my Savior
What precious words! As I literally watch my children dance in the rain, my prayer is that they too will one day dance in the rains of life. When the water is coming down on every side. That they would just dance through those circumstances knowing, believing, and trusting that died Christ to save us.
May you too know, believe and trust!