May I Have This Dance?

“lost dreams and forgotten pleasures,  
sold like a soul to a gluttonous world 
feeding on my frenzy and anxious activity.
but just when the old heap of bones seems most dry and deserted,
a strong Breath of Life stirs among my dead.
Someone named God comes to my fragments and asks, 
with twinkling eye: ‘May I have this dance?’
the Voice stretches into me, 
a stirring leaps in my heart, 
lifting up the bones of death."       
Joyce Rupp
(full devotional at Gail Burton Purath's, http://biblelovenotes.com)

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