When I was a little girl I received the gift of a music box. Honestly, I don’t remember who gave it to me. I have a faded picture in my mind of what it looked like. I don’t even remember the song that was played when the box opened. All I remember was a ballerina inside the box. She was perched on top of a spring in her scratchy, net tutu with her hands always over her head and one her legs bent in a pose. She lay down on her bent spring waiting for me to open the box… waiting to come alive.
Once the box was opened, the ballerina would spring up and dance in circles as the song played. She always had the same smile on her face. She lived for the moment that I opened her box. She was simply created to dance when the lid opened.
Sometimes, I would barely open the lid and peek inside at the ballerina laying there. She would just wait in dormancy inside the dark, lonely box… quietly… patiently. I’d open the box lid all the way and I watched her come alive and dance in circles. Always on queue… never with hesitation. She did what she was created to do.
When I think about my relationship with God and how I come to life with Him in me… I think of this ballerina inside of my music box.
I am that ballerina.
There was a time in my life when I was waiting inside of a dark, lonely box… perched on my bent spring… waiting to come alive. Then, my relationship with God opened the lid to my box. Without hesitation, I sprang up and danced with a smile on my face. I knew that I had lived for the moment when He opened me to His love and grace. I too was created to dance… with God, the opener of my music box.
Where are you on your journey with God? Are you inside of a dark, lonely box… perched on your bent spring… waiting to come alive? Or has God opened the lid to your box and you are dancing to the song of His love and grace?