Shall We Dance?

February 14th, 2015

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Matthew 11:25-30

There are very few people who want to be controlled. Most humans have a natural inclination toward wanting to be the one to determine their own needs and wants. Being in relationship with another person can be hard work if both people are trying to be in control. When we gain a rhythm in our mutual relationship and find commonness with each other we experience a peace in what may have once feared would be agitating.

When Christ uses the word “yoke” to express the extent to which He desires relationship with us, we may want to run the other direction. A yoke would seem to be too controlling, as if we are stuck with no way of escape. But here in Matthew, Christ reminds us that His yoke is easy.

When we take on Christ we become like Him: demanding our own control seems unimportant, aligning ourselves with Him becomes as easy as if we were professional dance partners. He leads, and we naturally follow. The result? We are at peace, and we can know rest for our souls.

Author: Cindy Lowcock

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One Response to “Shall We Dance?”

  1. Tonya -Youth Evangelist Says:

    February 14th, 2015 at 8:25 am

    When I was in the fourth grade I danced my first ballet duet. There is something peaceful, graceful, and serene about a well choreographed routine. But in the preparation for the final dance performed before the eyes of family, friends and strangers, there is practice for long hours and a certain amount of pain. That pain is a good thing because if your partner doesn’t have a good grip you fall. Of course we can also cause our own pain. If we don’t trust our partner we can can turn and twist till we fall out of partner’s grip. When we accept wholly Jesus’ invitation to dance we must trust Him wholly even in those painful times as we practice in front of family, friends and strangers. It’s nice to know that I’m not the only duet on the stage. My brothers and sisters in Christ are dancing also. They help pick me up when I haven’t trusted my Partner.

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