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. Exodus 15:20
I never could dance. I tried, but just lack the coordination I guess. I enjoy watching others, and I like all kinds. But personally I am like the dog who begged off from dancing, saying, "Sorry, but I have two left feet."
It is too late to have witnessed, what is to me, the best dance of all--Miriam praising God for defeating Pharaoh and his army. This is the dance I most wish I could have seen. A vast multitude of slaves, escaping from 400 years of bondage. And who celebrates--perhaps those who suffered the most--Miriam and the women.
I imagine her leaping and banging her timbrel, hair and garments blowing in the desert wind. Was it a great dance? God thinks so. He wrote about it in His Bible.
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