Footloose – A Time to Dance

(Last Updated On: October 20, 2014)

Movie: Footloose
Screenwriter: Dean Pitchford
Character: Ren McCormack (Kevin Bacon)




‘From the oldest of times, people danced for a number of reasons. They danced in prayer, or so that their crops would be plentiful, or so their hunt would be good. And they danced to stay physically fit, and show their community spirit. And they danced to celebrate.” And that is the dancing we’re talking about. Aren’t we told in Psalm 149? “‘Praise ye the Lord. Sing unto the Lord a new song. Let them praise his name in the dance.” Amen. And it was King David- King David, who we read about in Samuel. And what did David do? What did David do? What did David do? ”David danced before the Lord with all his might leaping and dancing before the Lord.” Leaping and dancing. Ecclesiastes assures us that there is a time for every purpose under heaven. A time to laugh and a time to weep. A time to mourn and there is a time to dance. And there was a time for this law, but not anymore. See, this is our time to dance. It is our way of celebrating life. It’s the way it was in the beginning. It’s the way it’s always been. It’s the way it should be now.

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