They bypassed the traditional, slow, arm-in-arm walk down the aisle; they skipped Canon in D.
Souls intertwined — in a pledge of forever — Jill and Kevin boogied their way into a covenant. They rocked the House.
They were “getting down with Jesus.”
Minnesota newlyweds Jill Peterson and Kevin Heinz have been an explosive sensation after posting their wedding video on YouTube a few days ago (embedded below). As I write this, the video has received nearly 7 million hits on YouTube.
A tableaux of satin and sashay, the wedding party slipped on sunglasses then sidestepped and somersaulted their way down the aisle at Christ Lutheran Church in St. Paul, Minn.
Some commenters on blogs and YouTube have criticized the dancing, saying it trivializes the Christian covenant of marriage. They wince at swaying hips, pumping fists and handstands in a church.
I saw pure joy between wooden pews. I saw uninhibited abandon without regard for manmade ritual. I saw a celebratory swell of life unfolding before the altar.
I saw church the way God intended. I don’t want to minimize the respect God deserves, or the sort of worship that ought to drop us flat on our face before Him.
We owe Him solemn thanks. We owe Him humble hearts. We owe Him everything.
We owe Him our dance.
Oh, to dance like David in the House of the Lord. Oh, to dance like Jill and Kevin.
“And David danced before the Lord with all his might.” — 2 Sam. 6:14
(Monday morning update: Embedding has been disabled for this video. Click through below to watch it on YouTube, or click here.)