For by the grace given to me I bid every one among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith which God has assigned him. For as in one body we have may members, and all the members do not have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them.
Thought for the Day: Joining our voices as one
Sitting in the alto section of the choir, I couldn’t help but look around at the other fifty or so singers. The choral sound was glorious and all I could do was to sit in awe that I was a part of that group. A year ago my husband became the Minister of Music and Worship in this great church, and it has been a wonderful ministry for him. I have made the comment to him so many times in this year that each person in the choir seems to listen so well to his instructions, each person seems to take their pencil out when something needs to be noted in the music, and no one voice seems to stick out louder or more noticeable when songs are sung. As we moved from the Sanctuary where we have been rehearsing and worshiping to the new Worship Center where we will begin sharing time in worship beginning in another week, it created an even more beautiful sound. At one point during the rehearsal, I needed to step out to make a call. As I walked back into the Worship Center, I listened to the song being rehearsed and teared up a bit. Oh, the glorious sound in perfect balance between the parts. Sharing later, I told the choir that at some point, each choir member needs to go out and listen.
I write a lot about the Body of Christ and that we are each a part of that body. When I heard that sound of music in almost perfect balance, I thought about how each voice makes up a very small part of the choral sound, but without each voice doing its part, the music would not be made. I have heard several in the choir mention that they do not have great voices (which I would argue) and I know of several who have professional voices. However, when those voices come together, God uses them to make glorious music. Oh, how perfect is the Body of Christ.
Prayer: God, thank you for beautiful music. And, thank you for creating us where our smaller parts make up a glorious body. You have created us to be a part of Your body, and we ask that you lead us to where You want us in that Body. You are our awesome God. Amen.
Prayer Focus: Choir Members