Music can teach us so much about life. There can be a song in our hearts when we cannot find a word to speak. Notes can flow from us as an offering to God when prayers seem so distant. Music moves us and changes us. It can motivate us or calm us. One of the gifts of music is harmony. To sing in harmony is when a group sings different notes that come together to create a full, beautiful musical masterpiece. Each part of the group is singing a different set of notes. They are not all singing the exact same thing. Yet, when they come together, something truly amazing happens. This rich experience teaches us something about life.
Today’s scripture reminds us we are given the opportunity, through Christ, to live in harmony with one another. This doesn’t mean we all are the same. We look different, we sound different, we sing different notes. But when we come together with the love of Christ at our core, we create a unique and symbiotic experience that could not have been created alone. Alone, we may create a song, together we create a masterpiece. Life is lived so much richer and fuller when we come together in harmony with one another. This is possible through Jesus. We come together in a chorus that offers up a praise of one complete song to God. When love fills our hearts, songs flow from our lips. When we harmonize together, incredible things happen. And it is all because the Creator gives us the perfect sheet music. If we can learn to harmonize together, we can change the world.
May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in harmony with one another, in accordance with Christ Jesus, so that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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