But I wanted to share an incredible experience I had at church today.
I attend Northwest Church in Federal Way, WA. It's a large church with a diverse congregation. I love it! As we began singing this morning, a girl of 6 or 7 got up on the platform and began to dance.
It was beautiful!
No one shoo-ed her down. No one interfered with this precious little girl who had "come unto Jesus" as she worshiped.
But here is the best part:
Another little girl stood shyly at the bottom of the platform, looking up longingly. When the dancing girl saw her, she climbed down the platform stairs, took the other little girl by the hand, and led her up to the platform where they danced together.
I think that's what witnessing is supposed to be like: Inviting others to the dance.
Honestly, I think that's what an invitational life looks like. We welcome people into friendships, into love, into a faith journey.
I want to dance freely like that little girl. (Metaphorically speaking. In reality, no one, except perhaps Jesus, wants to see me dance. I don't know that my back would cooperate, either.) And I want to be ready to lead others into the freedom of the dance, too.
What moments have inspired you to reach out to others? And what makes you dance?