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Rejoice and Dance

Picture a young child ripping open a gift—something he’s been longing for. What does he do? Does he sit quietly and smile?

If he’s like most kids, he’ll more likely clasp his hands and raise his shoulders in excitement. Maybe he’ll even give the giver a spontaneous hug before throwing his arms up in the air. Physical expressions of celebration and rejoicing flow naturally from young children.

But joyful movements aren’t just for kids. When the Israelites crossed safely through the Red Sea on dry ground, Miriam’s natural reaction to the Lord’s deliverance was to dance.