Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Gift of Dance

I think this story is typical of all of us. We do the best that we can but there are times when we feel that we weren't good enough, could have done better or failed. We think that we didn't do our best or didn't do well enough to accomplish what we wanted to. We didn't all start life the way Isabelle started life, but each one of us has our own personal challenges we need to overcome and/or change. But we forget that when we have done the best that we can, we need to leave the situation in God's hands. We don't know what other people are looking for when we have to put ourselves out front. Isabelle may not have danced as she wanted to, but she must have danced good enough for the school. Maybe they weren't just looking at her dancing skills, but at her personality and attitude, too!! Isabelle wanted to dance for a living, but she also loved to dance. God wants us to be happy and enjoy life.

The bible reading for this week is about David. Even though Saul tried to kill David, David showed mercy to Saul's grandson, Mephibasheth and he ate at David's table like one of David's sons. If David can be generous and forgiving to someone who doesn't deserve it, how much more can and will God be generous to us.

Is there anything else in the bible verse that relates to this week's reading?

1 comment:

  1. I think these stories also relate because both Isabelle and Mephibasheth were hesitant. Isabelle was hesitant because she didn't think she would get the job and Mephibasheth was hesitant because he thought David would mistreat him. But in both instances there was no reason to feel fear. So I agree with Mom. These passages are demonstrating that we need to trust in God and stay positive. We don't know what the future holds for us so why not approach the future with delight rather than trepidation.