Monday, September 1, 2014

Show 'em How to Dance, Miriam!

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.

Are you in the mood for some Jewish rap? See Dance Like Miriam At The Red Sea!!!

1 comment:

  1. One of The Last Robin's readers had trouble leaving a comment on this post, so as his blog administrator I'm putting it here on her behalf.


    Dancing with the Stars, eat your heart out! You'll never reach the perfection or enthusiasm that Miriam did at the Red Sea! I listen to the retelling of it on you tube under Dance Like Miriam At the Red Sea when I need my spirits lifted. Trust me, it will do just that. Lili