“Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.”
I remember several years ago, we were enjoying a Hanukkah celebration with our homeschool group. There were stories, crafts, singing and dancing. In all my years attending a church function, this is the only time I can remember having been encouraged to dance while singing praises. I wonder why?
Davidic worship is beautiful, filled with meaning and praise. Instruments, body movements, singing, clapping, and the lifting of hands are involved. It focuses on the Lord’s presence in the midst of His people.
Not being Hebrew or a member of a Messianic congregation, we often miss out on these lovely acts of worship. The meanings of each dance are lost, most completely unknown to us at all. (Well, perhaps not all aspects of Davidic worship are forgotten. We do use our hands, our voices, instruments, and “Amens” while singing.)
As this time of year draws near, I am once again reminded of all we learned during that Hanukkah celebration and the joy that came with our time of worship. Perhaps one aspect of our homeschooling year, next time around, ought to revolve around Jewish celebrations. This would help us learn not only more history, but also faith and thanksgiving.
Have you ever experienced Davidic worship?