"dancing in the minefields"

I think all people realize the experience of love is complex. Valentines Day reminds of this complexity as we celebrate those special someones, or perhaps lament loss or the absence of a loving companion. Regardless, Valentines Day brings love in all its glory (and occasional difficulty!) to the forefront. I like how Andrew Peterson describes love in the song below: love is like "dancing in the minefields...that's what the promise is for."

And so, happy Valentines Day to my wife, Julie, and to all who journey through life together "dancing in the minefields."

(h/t to Len for posting the song)


Well I was 19 you were 21
The year we got engaged
Everyone said we were much to young
But we did it anyway
We got the rings for 40 each from a pawnshop down the road
We said our vows and took the leap now 15 years ago

We went dancing in the minefields
We went sailing in the storm
And it was harder than we dreamed
But I believe that’s what the promise is for

Well ‘I do’ are the two most famous last words
The beginning of the end
But to lose your life for another I’ve heard is a good place to begin
Cause the only way to find your life is to lay your own life down
And I believe it’s an easy price for the life that we have found

And we’re dancing in the minefields
We’re sailing in the storm
This is harder than we dreamed
But I believe that’s what the promise is for
That’s what the promise is for

So when I lose my way, find me
When I lose loves chains, bind me
At the end of all my faith
to the end of all my days
when I forget my name, remind me

Cause we bear the light of the son of man
So there’s nothing left to fear
So I’ll walk with you in the shadow lands
Till the shadows disappear
Cause he promised not to leave us
And his promises are true
So in the face of all this chaos baby
I can dance with you

So lets go dancing in the minefields
Lets go sailing in the storms
Oh lets go dancing in the minefields
And kicking down the doors
Oh lets go dancing in the minefields
And sailing in the storms
Oh this is harder than we dreamed
But I believe that’s what the promise is for
That’s what the promise is for

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

thanks for posting this David

LarryS

David Warkentin said...

Larry, glad you enjoyed it!

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