Sometimes, the only way to begin to grasp something beyond our comprehension is with word pictures. We do this all the time with little children. We use something they are familiar with to describe something they’ve never experienced.
God does the same for us.
To help us wrestle with what it means to be the church, God uses words pictures like people, body and bride. Each of these, in their own way, gives us a different glimpse into what He intends for us when we do life together.
But how about the church as a dance studio?
“…church was designed by God to be the dance studio. A gathering becomes a church when a group of Christians together hear the music of heaven’s party and the laughter of God enjoying Himself and begin awkwardly dancing with the Trinity into the relationships and circumstances of life in order to bring heaven’s way of doing things to earth.”
~ Larry Crabb Jr. in Real Church
I love the imagery of the church being music and laughter and awkwardly dancing with the Trinity as we participate in bringing heaven to earth.
Read that statement a few times and let it soak in. Then ask yourself: