Monday, November 28, 2011

Should Christians Dance?

YES!!!  Dancing is wonderful!  Just as sex is good and a gift from God within the bounds of marriage,  but can be used in sinful ways, dancing modestly and appropriately is also good and can be enjoyed as a gift from God, but can be done in sinful ways.

My daughter, Alyssa, was a professional dancer with Ballet Magnificat for nine years.  They went around the world dancing for Jesus.  The picture above is Alyssa from one of their  performances.  They share the love of Christ through their dancing.  Little Ricky from I Love Lucy is the owner.  His wife is an incredible dancer and she is in her 50s! God has blessed her amazingly with the gift of dance, just as He gifted Alyssa with that talent.

Both of my children had dancing at their weddings.  My neighbor went to Alyssa's wedding.  She watched all the people dancing.  She was impressed!  She wants her daughter to go to a Christian college.  She said that if Christians can dance and have fun without getting drunk and dancing inappropriately, that is where she wants her daughter to go.

Alyssa taught Jon a dance for their wedding.  I posted it here awhile ago, but I will post it again for all those who haven't seen it.  Go and watch it.  Go to Ballet Magnificat's website and see how God-honoring and beautiful dancing can be when it is unpolluted by the world.

Let's not let Satan take everything beautiful and allow him to make it ugly.  Let's show the world how beautiful God created things and how we can do everything for His glory...even dancing!

You have turned my mourning into dancing. 
Psalm 30:11

Then maidens will dance and be glad, young men and old as well. I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow. 
Jeremiah 31:13