There is something about an orchestra – the blending of music into a melody that is remarkable. Different instruments producing notes which come together in a chorus of majesty at the hands of those that are skilled and gifted to play. If you enjoy the music, you can be transported to a different time and place. To simply close your eyes and hear the proclamations is relaxing, motivating, and memorable.
We don’t always get the opportunity to sit and hear the orchestra, though. We may really enjoy sitting in the hall and taking it all in. When it isn’t realistic to hear, I invite you to step outside early in the morning after a rain. You will be surprised. It is subtle at first. You may not even recognize what you are walking into. You may miss that you have walked into the ultimate concert hall. There is music unlike any other being played. It isn’t contained on a musical sheet. It can’t be repeated by instruments or people. It would be a feeble attempt if we even tried.
This morning I sit and listen. It is as if the birds, crickets, and other creatures have gathered together in my back yard to simply sing. They sing with or without me. They do not need an audience. They play for an audience of one – God is the only one they need to play. I am just a welcome guest that gets to hear by being in the right place at the right time. There are calls and answers…there are echoes of the same song…there are highs and lows and everything in between. It may be the most beautiful symphony I have ever heard. But it takes full focus to hear it all. Each musician plays her song with such gusto. Each one has his instrument heard. Yet, the combination of it all is majestic. God’s symphony really is the best.
Today, I invite you to hear. Hear the chorus of God’s good creation. Hear all he offers when you simply stop and truly listen. May you be transported, if just for a moment, into the love of God through his creation.
17 Bring out with you every living thing that is with you of all flesh—birds and animals and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth—so that they may abound on the earth, and be fruitful and multiply on the earth.”
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