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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The Hokey Pokey

You put your right hand in,
 you put your right out,
 you put your right hand in 
and you shake it all about. 
Do the Hokey Pokey
And you turn yourself around.
That's what it's all about.

What is the Hokey Pokey all about? I looked up the origins and there were about eight different ways that claim to be the start of the Hokey Pokey. And this didn't satisfy me because I truly did want to know what it is all about.
I liked this particular one because these guys are from my home state, PA.
In 1946, two Scranton, PA, musicians—Robert Degan and Joe Brier—recorded "The Hokey-Pokey Dance" to entertain summer vacationers at Poconos Mountains Resorts. The song was a regional favorite at dances and resorts for the rest of the '40s.
But facts state that similar versions were being used before that time in London.
But then I came across this,
"Hocus pocus" derives, in turn, from a Latin line in the Catholic Mass, "Hoc corpus meum" ("This is my body"), indicating the transformation of the communion "bread" into the body of Jesus Christ.
And I liked that one because the bread and the juice do represent the body and blood of Christ. And when you give yourself (all of yourself) to Him and are cleansed through baptism, you do turn yourself around.
I'm don't know how to relate the part by part giving though. And I sure wouldn't want anyone putting in and taking back out when it comes to commitment to The Lord.

Maybe humankind will never ever know what the Hokey Pokey is all about. But I do know that God's purpose, His Plan is all about Jesus. He is what it's all about.
Put yourself in, turn yourself around. Give all of yourself in service to Him. 
Put your whole self in....

For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. (1 Corinthians 11:23-26 ESV)

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6 ESV)

“As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.” So then each of us will give an account of himself to God. (Romans 14:11, 12 ESV)

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