Portraits of Grace: Jordan

Portraits of Grace is a snapshot into the lives of the people at King’s Cross Church. As “kingdom minded, kingdom people,” we recognize God’s work in every detail of our lives. We invite you to meet the people of our church.

Photo by Albert Cheung

My all time and perhaps only favorite song is: I hope you dance by Leanne Womack.  One of the lines in lyrics that really resonates with me goes: “When you get the choice, to sit it out or dance… I hope you dance.  To me, life is a series of crossroad, and at every junction, there is the decision to either “sit it out” –meaning allow the fear of failure, and the judgement of others confine you to “play it safe”; or do you decide to dance –take a risk, trust in God’s plan and peruse and learn from new life experiences.

Growing up, the message I received has always been to sit it out, avoid risk, don’t rock the boat, and if you absolutely have to, just sway back and forth where you are, don’t dance!  As an adult, I realize how liberating it can be to dance both figuratively and literally.  As the father of 3 kids, I try to raise them to understand that being inhibited for fear of failure is often worse than failure itself.  Now when I am faced with major decisions, I ask myself, what does sitting it out look like? And what does dancing look like?  I must choose to dance.