"Trinity" and "Dancing." I suspect that those are not two words that we are used to using in the same breath. But here they are together in this hymn. It invites us to imaginatively capture the implications of the Trinity for faith and life through the playfulness of dance. It resonates with this week's lessons from Proverbs and the Psalms in tracing the beginnings of the dance to the Trinity's loving presence in the delightful work of creation. The dance encompasses the story of the birth, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus. The dance goes on in the outpouring of the Spirit at Pentecost. And it continues as we are drawn into the circle of the dance, now set free from the weight of sin, to join in singing the "praises of the Three, the Father, Spirit, Son." Perhaps the fittingly bouncy rhythm and tune might release a toe-tap. Or maybe we might even stand up and move a little, so our bodies can teach our minds a thing or two. For indeed, there is power in this dance to shape our lives anew.
O God of the Dance, release our beings, heart, soul, mind, and body, to join in the playfulness and joy of the Trinity. From creation, to Resurrection, to Pentecost, let the rhythms of your love draw us in and teach how to step out in freedom and new life. Amen.