The dancers of Expressions of Joy Dance Academy recently learned where real power lies when one of their dance performances was almost cancelled due to loss of power. On June 4th, four hours prior to the dress rehearsal for their upcoming performance of Hind’s Feet on High Places in the Township in Coconut Creek, the performance venue lost power. A horrible thunderstorm had struck the area and caused the lights to go out. Florida Power and Light (FPL) promised the lights would return within one hour, but four hours later, they were still off and the rehearsal was almost cancelled.
As the 50 dancers huddled around the emergency lights in the dressing room, they took time to pray and worship the Lord. They were reminded of Psalm 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God.” Every member of the cast joined together in worshiping the Lord and giving thanks.
From one of the youngest dancers, Rosey, came a small voice of prayer. She praised and thanked God for the gift of dance and for the gift of Jesus. Rosey prayed, “Please let the lights come on quickly. And help everyone have a good time today. Amen!” She knew that this setback was not a shock to the Lord, as it was to the dancers. He would use it for their good, for according to Romans 8:28, “in all things God works for the good of those who love him.”
As the dancers offered their prayers to the Lord, one dancer suggested worshipping Him in song. Rosey recommended the song, “The Doxology”, which only her and her mother, Denna, knew. Their voices blended together to sing praise to the King of Kings. Rosey then proposed the song, “Holy, Holy, Holy,” and many of the dancers joined in. Denna was also able to teach them the story behind Martin Luther’s famous hymn, “A Mighty Fortress is our God.”
The dancers greatly enjoyed their time together in fellowship. They had joined together to thank and praise the Lord as a unified Body of Christ. The lights were still out, and it was decided that the decision to cancel the show would be made at 8pm.
FPL had arrived around 7:30pm, but the power was still out and the question of when it would return still remained. At 8pm, the dress rehearsal would be cancelled if power had not been restored. Only five minutes after eight, the studio filled with light and everyone exclaimed with joy. They were able to run through and practice for the last time before the actual performance. Realizing that it was His will for them to spend time in prayer and worship that night, the dancers were amazed. The dancers learned where power really comes from, and they prepared to dance their very best for Him at their opening performance on June 6th.
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