Saturday, February 5, 2011

Club Kid, Dancer

Photo: Rave Generation 09, By James at Uni

I was at a night club watching a student’s band play about a year ago. While I was there I was fixated on a young man who was dancing wildly in the center of the dance floor. He danced like he was the only person in the room. I began to think about worship and something in me told me that’s what I was watching, a unique worship. What unfolded before me was pure rhythm and joy demonstrated in reckless abandon and freedom. I want to worship God like that . . .

“ . . . Then David danced before the LORD with all his might; and David was wearing a linen ephod. So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the LORD with shouting and with the sound of the trumpet. Now as the ark of the LORD came into the City of David, Michal, Saul’s daughter, looked through a window and saw King David leaping and whirling before the LORD . . .” —2 Samuel 6:14-16

“Worship also means to "express in some appropriate manner" what you feel....” —A.W. Tozer

Club Kid, Dancer

Watch as the club kid

shuffles his feet

to the bass drum

and the hard hitting beat.

Shuffle. Shuffle!

Dance! Dance!

Club kid in his

Trance. Trance!

Leather stitched

and undersized vest,

tight jeans and worn out shoes.

He’s at his best;

gliding across the dance floor,

clapping hands and waving.

Do you want more?

Shuffle! Shuffle!

Your feet! Your feet!

to the new rocking beat

the friction of the shoes

the flow and the groove

The Heat! The Heat!

Dance! Dance!

And Repeat! Repeat!

© 2010, Robbie Pruitt

“And I will be even more undignified than this . . .”

—King David, 2 Samuel 6:22

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