Jigs, Reels, and Joy

There’s something particularly satisfying about dancing with a partner who can dance well!  It struck me forcibly the other day when dancing a reel – my partner and I were keeping time with the music and with each other, ‘covering’ beautifully.  (‘Covering’, in Scottish Country dancing, means dancing with other people in such a way that the patterns and symmetries of the dance are as near perfect as they can be.)   I think it comes as a result of experience, and of paying attention to one another and to the music; it all adds up to a kind of joyousness in movement.

Surely there should be a joyous harmony in walking with my Saviour, looking to Him and keeping time with Him!

Take time to be holy, let Him be thy guide;

And run not before Him, whatever betide

In joy or in sorrow, still follow thy Lord,

And, looking to Jesus, still trust in His word.

                                      W D Longstaff


Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?

                                                Amos 3:3