Harmony seldom makes a headline.
~ Silas Bent
If we claim that we’re free of sin, we’re only fooling ourselves. A claim like that is errant nonsense. On the other hand, if we admit our sins—make a clean breast of them—he won’t let us down; he’ll be true to himself. He’ll forgive our sins and purge us of all wrongdoing. If we claim that we’ve never sinned, we out-and-out contradict God—make a liar out of him. A claim like that only shows off our ignorance of God.
~ 1 John 1:8-10
The director of music must wonder why they have such good hearing and why that is a good thing…sometimes. They can hear a flat note, a slowed note, a sharp note, a regional accent, another person’s direction, amidst so many voices. The kind ones don’t let it go. They find a way to lift the singer, or instruct the section. They point out how the tenors are actually lower that the altos, or that the altos are singing higher than the sopranos, whatever it takes to get the notes right. The accompanist brings out the errant part so that it can be heard clearly.
After all that work, it still has to come together by the attention to the dynamics, keeping our eyes on the director, listening to each other and the accompanist, and singing out with the intent of worshiping the Lord.
What happens sometimes defies the imagination. The director of music is actually able to worship in the midst of the direction. If one observes, it is evident.
This role, like that of a teacher, a doctor, a minister, many vocations of service, mirror the life of Jesus, who knew all the flaws and lived His life as an example, all the time loving the flawed and seeing them through His Father’s eyes. Because of the cross, you are flawless.
Flawless – Mercy Me
Today, as you observe this Good Friday, let the harmony of the love all around you lift you up, and tell someone that gave you direction that made a difference, thank you. Stand in your flawless condition and give God the Praise.
Because of Him,