He rose to speak of not one but the dance of two kings two men of different moment different weight in the eyes, the memory of God
one danced at the sense of joy the feeling of wonder, happiness in the presence of the creator, protector of his people
the other, danced the dance of a marionette with a few too many masters and tangled string dancing to someone else’s tune knowing the at some level the fate he would bear for the choice to dance
a pawn on the larger stage and in his home
a king in name but not in reality pushed by masters to follow their lead not his own heart knowing the wrong he committed
Juxtaposed, these kings the anointed boy, a new shepherd and the jaundiced puppet playing their parts dancing it would seem to very different tunes
July 16, 2006 13:38 Based on the sermon, “The Dances of Kings”, by the Reverend Peter Avery Hey, Wesley United Methodist Church, Concord, NH, on the dance of King David in 2 Samuel 6:12b-19 and the seeming dance of King Herod in Mark 6:14-29. David danced at the procession bringing the Ark of the Covenant into Jerusalem. Herod danced himself into beheading John the Baptist even though he knew John was a holy man.