Friday, April 22, 2011

Dance Your Shoes Off

Today is good Friday! The day that millions of Christians all over the world are remembering and rejoicing because our reason for living, our Lord and Savior, the Son of God; Jesus, was brutally beaten, nailed to a cross and willingly bled and died for my sins and for yours.  And Sunday is the day we celebrate his ressurection from the dead!! Normally I am so pumped up about this celebration! I like watching the Passion of the Christ because it is such a great depiction of what it might have been like were I around in Jesus's time. I love reading Daisy her picture story bible and when we get to the page with Jesus rising from the dead, we cheer together and raise our hands up and say with lots of excitement, :"He's Alive!!"  She claps her hands and I join her.  It's special! 

This year is funky though.  I am spiritually a bit blah lately because of all that has been going on with my sweet husband.  My hub's is closer to the Lord than ever and we are both pressing in more now than ever in prayer for healing and victory for my hub's and studying scriptures to search out God's promises and to build us up with truth and hope but, I feel so weary and run down most of the time.  Don't get me wrong.  I can chug along, simile, encourage, take care of myself and my daughter and my husband, clean our house, hang out with friends and genuinely have fun too, but there is no escaping this season.  I apologized to the Lord this week for being so out of sorts.  I apologized for not feeling closer to Him.  Nothing seems to penetrate the fortress I have evidently built around my heart to protect it from falling.  Then this morning the most upbeat, colorful, passionate video did something unexpected in me; in breached my walls!  I felt a tear trickle down my cheek as I watched two thousands believers gathered together to dance, rejoice and praise the name of Jesus in a public place.  I don't know why this video hit me the way it did.  I think I felt tremendously encouraged to see so many people who love Jesus as much as I do shining for all to see.  To see so many different kinds of people united for one thing...the King of Kings.  To see their faces of sheer joy, peace and passion as they danced and praised just flooded my spirit with a hug from Heaven.  It was as if Jesus was hugging me and saying, "See, you are never alone my sweet daughter. I am with you always.  You felt distant from me and you have been trying so hard to feel my presence, so here I am.  I love you.  I am alive and all is well.  Do not fear."  And then I proceeded to watch it over and over again all day long and sing it out from the top of my lungs with Daisy as we danced around the house praising Jesus.  Now, it's starting to feel a lot more like Easter weekend around here!! Happy Celebration to you all!! Be blessed and hope you too feel the presence of Jesus mightily in your life! xoxo   So, please take a quick moment to watch for yourselves. Perhaps this is a little glimpse of Heaven...unity, joy and nothing but a big celebration!! Sign me up!!
A big thanks to Jhen Stark : From Here to Eternity for sharing this video on her Facebook page this morning.  I bet she had no idea it might encourage another sister in Christ as much as it did. So thank you friend! xoxo



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9 comments:

  1. thank you for sharing that casey. i needed that.
    <3 He Is Risen!

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  2. This had tears pouring down my face. How beautiful is this...people of all kinds, dancing together for the Lord. Thank you for sharing! I posted it on my Facebook, too! It's amazing how one person can share something and it can impact a million other people!

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  3. So moving. I bought this song on itunes after watching it and seriously- I play it loud in the office and I just dance for the Love of my Jesus! BEAUTIFUL!!!! AMAZING!!!! "We claim the victory, He won on Calvary, Celebrate the King of Glory!!!!"

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  4. I needed this today. Thank you, my dear sister in Christ!
    Have a blessed Easter.

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  5. I just finished doing my makeup and getting ready to go out to the Easter Egg Hunt and am bawling....you're right, I can't put my finger on just what it is but this is one of the most beautiful videos I have ever seen. Talk about a victory chant!! Thanks so much for sharing; I am going to do the same. Love you Friend!

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  6. That's so special! love it! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. WOW! Awesome. Gave me goosebumps. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. That video made me cry so much. People of all ages, gathered together to celebrate the King. You're right, it's a glimpse of heaven. I can't wait for that day.

    And I pray that you continually seek joy in our heavenly father. I don't know the details of what you're facing. But please know that you are not alone. Praying for your husband and sending you a big hug!

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