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Dancing Hyde

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He was called “Praying Hyde.” A missionary to India at the turn of the century, many people thought John Hyde was always intensely serious because of his reputation for being able to pray and see incredible answers to prayer. They thought that such a prayer-warrior could have no capacity for celebration. But they misread him. “Praying Hyde” was once asked by a worldly lady who wanted to poke a little fun at this man she considered a prude, “Don’t you think, Mr. Hyde, that a lady who dances can go to heaven?” He looked at her with a smile and said quietly, “I do not see how a lady can go to heaven unless she dances.” His statement communicated that the Christian life should be a joyful experience that makes you want to dance!

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