I love gospel music, especially those songs that make you just want to get up off your feet and move. Some believe dancing for celebration of God is something that is wrong. The bible says in 2 Samuel 6:14 "David danced before the Lord with all his might." The side notes in my bible says danced in that term means whirled about. I reading one commentary on it that said "David didn't hold back anything in his own expression of worship. He didn't dance out of obligation but out of heartfelt worship." The write of the commentary went on to say
"This expression of David's heart showed that he had a genuine emotional link to God. We don't think that dancing is strange when the baseball player rounds the bases after the game winning home run. We don't think it is strange when the winning touchdown is scored or when our own child scores a goal. We think nothing at hands raised at a concert or a touchdown. We should not think them strange in worship to God."
I recently saw a video over at Jeremiah-2911 about a song by Mercy Me called Shake. I was reading the blog on my phone and couldn't get the video to come on and I forgot to go back and watch it later. Then my sister calls me out of the blue the other night to ask me if I had seen this very same video. I was intrigued so I went to You Tube. Oh my stars! I am in love with it. Yes, it does make you feel great and yes it does make you want to get up and dance with them. Talk about a song to pick you up when you are feeling down. You have got to watch this video. It is my go to song now when I feel in the dumps. Sorry about the short ad at the beginning, I couldn't find it without the ad.