Lessons from a Tiny Dancer
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Our daughter was recently on stage for her Christmas dance recital and it brought back this memory.

I had forgotten to warn her about the bright stage lights beforehand, which meant she wouldn’t be able to see us in the audience. In an instant, I saw her searching eyes and anxiety. Although we could see her just fine, all she saw was darkness.

I wanted to shout out: “I’m here, sweetheart! I SEE YOU!” but that would have been inappropriate. It broke my heart and she was near tears.

How often is this me when I’m talking to God? Jesus, I need you! Do you see me? I can’t see you!

At the end of the dance, the stage lights went off and the house lights came up. My husband and I sprung from our seats and waved frantically until Olivia's eyes caught ours. Relief washed over her face the second she spotted us.

We can’t see Him yet. But we trust that He’s there.

 Bring those houselights up soon, Lord
-Sarah

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  • “Lifting Your Spirit with Sarah Taylor” offers a chance to go a little deeper with our listener together. Mixed with music and stories/interviews, listener interaction, Sarah’s heart for the SPIRIT family, together we acknowledge that there are not easy, one-size-fits-all answers for life’s bigger questions. “Lifting Your Spirit with Sarah Taylor” will share in both celebrations and disappointments. Most of all, it’s a nightly reminder that you’re not on this journey alone.

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  1. SusanV_3 posted on 12/12/2012 09:55 AM
    Wonderful story and so true in many scenarios. Thank you so much for sharing.
  2. LennyW posted on 12/12/2012 01:30 PM
    Loved this story! Thanks for sharing!
    We can relate. We just had our Christmas Dance Recital last weekend (listed on the Spirit Calendar).
    We've actually had 2 visually impared dancers with us over the years.
    Shine your light for Jesus!

    LEN & DEBBIE WIENS - Directors
    www.reflectionsschoolofdance.com
  3. DoloresC posted on 12/17/2012 03:27 PM
    Great story, Thanks sooo much for sharing it. God Bless, and Merry Christmas!
  4. HeatherA_7 posted on 02/18/2013 10:21 AM
    I love this analogy. Parenthood shows so much of our relationship with The Lord.
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