Saturday, June 24, 2006

Dancing for Jesus

Cruising through the mall today, I decided to check out the lower level which is the "video games" level. Tracy caught up to me and Fischer just in time to witness a teen boy playing this video game...only it's not a video game!!
Probably the most genius invention in years, Dance Dance Revolution is a video game that gets kids (and adults) up and dancing instead of just using their thumbs! The picture on the right gives you a general idea.
The first time I played this game was with Jordan Maples. We were doing a teen activity together and I LOVED this game! I stink at keeping rhythm and dancing, but it was still lots of fun!
Now, back to my current story...
As we watched this incredible teenager dance, it was obvious he practiced a LOT! He was hitting every step with expert precision. He finally broke a sweat after about five minutes of continuous dancing.
I was so proud of my wife as she stepped forward to talk to him. She asked him if he practiced a lot and told him she was impressed with his skills.
"You ought to use your talent for Jesus!" she said.
"Yeah...I know," he breathed.
"Are you a Christian?"
They both smiled as they gave each other a high-five.
What an awesome moment...two Christians finding and encouraging one another! Oh, that we would ALL be so bold and step out of our comfort zones once in a while. I don't know the story of his life, but I know that young man's smile was 100% geniune! If you're ever in doubt about speaking the name of Jesus, just do it! You may get a pleasant surprise!


Anonymous said...

ha ha! Dance Dance Revolution is flippin sweet! You do have to have some mad dancing skills... Cool story! Made me smile. Hope all is well in Omaha! God Bless.

Karen said...

Do you believe there is a Christian version for your PC called "Dance Praise"? Friends gave it to us last Christmas as a gift. It could be wicked fun at a youth group gathering.