Five Minute Friday: Dance


As soon as I heard the chorus, I knew it was going to be a good one.

And we’re dancing in the minefields
We’re sailing in the storm
This is harder than we dreamed
But I believe that’s what the promise is for

And it was.  Andrew Peterson‘s song, “Dancing in the Minefields” quickly became one of my (many) favourite love songs.  And the video?  Definitely made me cry.

Because it’s all so true.  Especially the metaphor of marriage being like dancing in the minefields.  Delicately and beautifully finding our way together through a place that can be full of danger.  Earlier this week I was thinking about how incredible marriage is.  This relationship between a man and a woman — so rich, so unique, so beautiful, so precious — yet so very strong and fragile at the same time.

It really can leave me without words.  And so that’s when I’m so thankful for those who can say it so much better than I can.

So when I lose my way, find me
When I loose love’s chains, bind me
At the end of all my faith, till the end of all my days
When I forget my name, remind me

‘Cause we bear the light of the Son of Man
So there’s nothing left to fear
So I’ll walk with you in the shadowlands
Till the shadows disappear

‘Cause He promised not to leave us
And His promises are true
So in the face of all this chaos, baby,
I can dance with you


(All quotes from the song “Dancing in the Minefields”, by Andrew Peterson, from his Counting Stars CD)

Five Minute Friday


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