Yesterday, I headed over to Golden Palms to do some nursing home rounds. I pulled out the piano and played a set of old-time songs. At one point, I found myself sitting on top of the nurse’s area desk, strumming a ukulele, and singing in Irish Brogue. That was just before I roped head nurse Julio into singing “Put On a Happy Face” and clerk Katie into dancing a little soft-shoe while a custodian played four keys on the piano in perfect order, over and over (he had never played a piano before).
“I will celebrate before the Lord. I will become even more undignified than this…” 2 Samuel 6:21-22
David danced before the Ark of the Covenant as it came into Jerusalem for the first time. He let fly with a mighty show of child-like love for the Living God.
There are beautiful moments when I must dance before the Lord. And sing: joyful noise, with emphasis on the joy!
After Golden Palms, I went over to Valley View to check on Dr. Ferris. While waiting on him, I sat at the piano and lost myself in the fun of making music. I heard a sweet old lady lean over to a dear old man and say: “Does this music bring back memories?”
He beamed at her: “I used to play those songs on the piano and I can’t help but think about so many wonderful times.” He began to recount stories of his youth to his friend. The years seemed to melt away as we enjoyed his reverie.
“I will become even more undignified.”
There are beautiful moments when the Son dances. And sings. And smiles.
I felt His smile. Beautiful. Golden. Sunshine for the soul.
Come into the light. And dance.