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“Jesus is extending his hand to you. He is inviting you to dance with him. He asks, “May I have this dance…every day of your life?” His gaze is fixed on you. He is captivated by your beauty. He is standing. He will lead. He waits for your response.” – Captivating, p. 218, John & Stasi Eldredge.

I have read this last paragraph of the last page of this book numerous times. It resides in me like a dull gong. It penetrates through the haze and says there is something more. That the very Lord of all creation would stand before me each day and ask me the simple question, “Do you want to dance?” is almost more than I can bear. How many times have I turned him away?

“His gaze is fixed on you.” I shudder to think what He sees.

“He is captivated by your beauty.” I find that very hard to believe, and then I feel bad that I’ve just cut down His creation.

“He is standing.” He comes and stands before me, He is always near.

“He will lead.” I find this most comforting to me, however, I so often fight …