One Day We'll Dance
With a weary heart and downcast gaze,
I fold in to His embrace.
I rest my head upon His chest
And know that I am safe.
When I’ve no strength He holds me up;
Lost, He points the way.
In His strong arms I’m reassured:
All will be okay.
In my Father’s arms I’m seen and loved,
Not because of things I’ve done—
He tells me I am good enough
Just because He calls me His.
Sometimes I lean on Him.
I’m off to the well again,
Empty bucket in my hand.
I’m trying to fill that inner lack
By chasing self-made plans.
Misplaced hope has led me here;
It promised to satiate.
But then I hear Him call my name—
So quiet, so faint.
I turn and see Him sitting there;
Instantly I know:
He’s been waiting at this well for me.
He knew where I would go.
He tilts His head, beckons me;
Sheepishly I walk over.
I take a seat beside Him,
Set my head upon His shoulder.
Slowly I pour out my heart,
Then He extends His hand.
With His help I lay down my bucket;
I’m so grateful He’s my friend.
Sometimes I sit beside Him.
Round and round and round I spun,
A self-choreographed routine.
I chose the rhythm and the pace;
Each move designed by me.
But then one day the music changed;
I stumbled: two left feet.
A new dance I am learning now,
To a very different beat.
There’s another couple on the floor;
They move as if they’re one.
The same pace and direction—
Each step in unison.
It seems she always lets Him lead,
never going her own way.
How did she learn to dance like that?
How long did it take?
I long to taste the peace and joy
She seems to radiate.
But for reasons I can not yet name
I sense Someone’s gaze upon me.
‘Cross the room, His eyes lock mine,
And gradually, I understand
He’s watched me this whole time.
He makes His way towards me,
slowly reaches out His hand.
Eyes filled with love, He speaks tenderly:
Jen, may I have this dance?
One day I’ll dance with Him.
Our Lord has many facets to His identity. Did you know He actually invites us into relationship with each one? Lately I've begun to understand that the fullness of my relationship with Him will only be realized when I am willing to engage with all of them.
Maybe He's inviting you to engage with Him in a new way too...
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