Showing posts with label harmony. Show all posts
Showing posts with label harmony. Show all posts

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Sweet Harmony

Romans 12:16-18
Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited. Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. (NIV)

When music sings in harmony it is sweet to the ears.

May is a busy month for end-of-year school activities. This week two of our grandsons participated in the Middle School’s band concert. Sixth, seventh, and eighth graders, along with high school jazz and concert bands performed instrumental renditions of a variety of songs. These kids are blessed with excellent teachers who create an atmosphere where the students want to learn.

I love this photo of our grands with their friends!

With Eli on the trumpet and Zeke on the baritone the notes of It’s Raining Tacos danced across the gym. The sixth-grade band played a song they wrote themselves. Their band teacher, Mr. Glader, explained that one student played a riff, a short, repeated phrase in music and jazz, then another student on a different instrument played their version until the entire band played a part. Their song was inspiring.

Listening to all the different instruments come together in harmony and create excellent music reminded me of the church. Not the building we meet in, but the people. The believers who meet together and then go into the week with Jesus on our hearts. God wants us to be in harmony with Him and with one another, which often means we aren’t harmonizing with the world. Instead, we’re humbly serving others and attempting to live at peace.

As a believer and an instrument of God, I want to be in tune with God’s word and His people. I love singing together with folks in church, we raise our voices as the musicians on stage play their instruments. I try to carry the joy I find in sharing music into my week.

It’s hard enough to live in this world without being in discord with fellow believers. Instead of discord, let’s encourage and spread God’s hope and love.

Be in harmony, serve others, and live in peace.