Won’t you join me on the dance floor today? This is going to take some artistic license and creative choreography, but I hope you will join me with open mind, heart and eyes.
When I first watched this dance to Luminus on So You Think You Can Dance (2015), I was immediately taken with what I saw as the image of the Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Three dancers dancing and creating together in unity and beauty. Let me describe what I see in this dance. You can follow along with the times throughout the video indicated.
To set the stage, Derek Piquette (left) represents God the Father, Gaby Diaz (middle) dances the Holy Spirit, and Moises Parra (floor) represents Christ. From the very beginning of the dance, we see three persons from one God. The smoke creates an ethereal mist and the stars an image of space and time being created. Just as the Spirit of God hovered over the face of the earth so too do they (0:35) as the three work together to create all of earth and mankind. Then God steps forward as the Great I AM (0:37+), Father of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
Next the Holy Spirit steps forward (0:43+) bringing artistry to the Tabernacle through the Spirit-filled artist Bezalel, the gifts of the Israelite people, and the worship of the Levites, revealing the beauty of God (0:51). Then as they dance in unison, we see them working together to demonstrate God’s faithfulness and sovereignty throughout the history of his people.
As they break out of unison at 1:21+ we see their struggle as it is now time for Christ to reveal the fullness of God’s love. As a gift from the Father, Jesus steps down into creation (1:27+) to bring us into relationship through the fulfillment of the plan of salvation. At 1:33+ (and photo below), we see Christ submitting to the will of the Father while God balks at the separation from his Son. Yet the Holy Spirit reaches upward knowing this plan must be fulfilled for the love of God to be fully known by those he would call his children.
At the same time, Christ dies yet quickly rises again, and they are unified once more as they face creation with hearts and bodies open to all who will receive their gift of love.
I would ask that you first watch the video to catch the moments described above, and then watch it again (and perhaps again), allowing it to wash over you. May you be caught up in the Dance of the Trinity. And as you see God open his heart toward you, won’t you say yes?
Blessings of ARTistry, CREATivity & BEaUty, Jody
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