Can we learn about God through dancing?

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Dance is an art form that often expresses our most joyous celebrations as human beings living in community. We dance as a community of families and friends at weddings. We dance with those we have come to love. We dance on the way home to tell about our new job. Have you considered that we dance because God loves dance as well?

Here is an old, English traditional carol,

Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day . In addition to reading it, take a moment to listen to this beautiful rendition of the carol. https://www.regent.edu/admin/media/fms/vod/bcovePl...

In the carol Christ dances for us, his beloved, from the manger to the right hand of the Father. Is there indeed something we can learn about God’s love for us through the art form of dance that we may not very well understand were there no dancing? What might that be? If possible bring to your response your own experience with dance either as something you watched or as something you did. You might also want to think through these

passages in Scripture which refer to dance.


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GENE 200 – Bible Verses for Week 8 Dialogue Job 21:11 They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance. Exodus 32:19 And it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh unto the camp, that he saw the calf, and the dancing: and Moses' anger waxed hot, and he cast the tables out of his hands, and brake them beneath the mount. Judges 11:34 And Jephthah came to Mizpeh unto his house, and, behold, his daughter came out to meet him with timbrels and with dances: and she was his only child; beside her he had neither son nor daughter. Job 41:22 Strength dwells in his neck, And sorrow dances before him. Exodus 15:20 And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances. Judges 11:34 And Jephthah came to Mizpeh unto his house, and, behold, his daughter came out to meet him with timbrels and with dances: and she was his only child; beside her he had neither son nor daughter 1 Samuel 18:6 And it came to pass as they came, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet king Saul, with tabrets, with joy, and with instruments of music. 1 Samuel 21:11 And the servants of Achish said unto him, Is not this David the king of the land? did they not sing one to another of him in dances, saying, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands? 1 Samuel 29:5 Is not this David, of whom they sang one to another in dances, saying, Saul slew his thousands, and David his ten thousands? 1 Samuel 30:16 And when he had brought him down, behold, they were spread abroad upon all the earth, eating and drinking, and dancing, because of all the great spoil that they had taken out of the land of the Philistines, and out of the land of Judah. 2 Samuel 6:14 And David danced before the LORD with all his might; and David was girded with a linen ephod. 2 Samuel 6:16 And as the ark of the LORD came into the city of David, Michal Saul's daughter looked through a window, and saw king David leaping and dancing before the LORD; and she despised him in her heart. 1 Chronicles 15:29 And it came to pass, as the ark of the covenant of the LORD came to the city of David, that Michal, the daughter of Saul looking out at a window saw king David dancing and playing: and she despised him in her heart. Psalm 30:11 Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness; Judges 11:34 And Jephthah came to Mizpeh unto his house, and, behold, his daughter came out to meet him with timbrels and with dances: and she was his only child; beside her he had neither. Psalm 149:3 Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp. Psalm 150:4 Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. Jeremiah 31:4 Again I will build thee, and thou shalt be built, O virgin of Israel: thou shalt again be adorned with thy tabrets, and shalt go forth in the dances of them that make merry. Luke 15:25 Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dancing.
GENE 200 – Week 8 Dialogue Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day Tomorrow shall be my dancing day; I would my true love did so chance To see the legend of my play, To call my true love to my dance; Chorus Sing, oh! my love, oh! my love, my love, my love, This have I done for my true love. Then was I born of a virgin pure, Of her I took fleshly substance Thus was I knit to man's nature To call my true love to my dance. Chorus In a manger laid, and wrapped I was So very poor, this was my chance Betwixt an ox and a silly poor ass To call my true love to my dance. Chorus Then afterwards baptized I was; The Holy Ghost on me did glance, My Father’s voice heard I from above, To call my true love to my dance. Chorus Into the desert I was led, Where I fasted without substance; The Devil bade me make stones my bread, To have me break my true love's dance. Chorus The Jews on me they made great suit, And with me made great variance, Because they loved darkness rather than light, To call my true love to my dance. Chorus For thirty pence Judas me sold, His covetousness for to advance: Mark whom I kiss, the same do hold! The same is he shall lead the dance. Chorus Before Pilate the Jews me brought, Where Barabbas had deliverance; They scourged me and set me at nought, Judged me to die to lead the dance. Chorus Then on the cross hanged I was, Where a spear my heart did glance; There issued forth both water and blood, To call my true love to my dance. Chorus Then down to hell I took my way For my true love's deliverance, And rose again on the third day, Up to my true love and the dance. Chorus Then up to heaven I did ascend, Where now I dwell in sure substance On the right hand of God, that man May come unto the general dance. Chorus

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NicholasI
School: Duke University

Hi, kindly find attached

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Running head: IMPORTANCE OF DANCE

Importance of Dance
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IMPORTANCE OF DANCE
Importance of Dance
Dancing is an art that has been known to have spiritual effects on mankind from the old
times. In the Old Testament, people used to dance in different occasions such as weddings,

festivities, and sacrifice offering ceremonies. The main point was to give praises to God as it was
believed that God listened to the dances and was happy when people danced for him. Few
scriptures, for instance, Psalm 149:3 and Psalm 150:4, reveal that God indeed loves dancing as
people are called to dance to Him. It is then evident that there is a connection between dancing
and God, something that makes humans draw closer to God.
Dancing is quite joyous and makes people feel spiritually drawn to God. When people are
faced with problems, they can dance for God and end up feeling relieved, a clear indication of
God’s love to us. It is a gift that has been bestowed on mankind to use and create a bond between
them and God. God is love and e...

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Awesome! Exactly what I wanted.

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