We've recently been to music concerts for Claire, Stevie, and also daughter Mary Beth's children Katie and Ian, who play clarinets as well as guitars with Mary and husband Mike. ( Their family guitars also multiply like rabbits!) What a joy it is, watching youngsters in concert, eyes fixed to their conductors' hands, their own hands so in love with their instruments and the heartfelt music they can make!
Beautiful music of any type has something Divine about it. It stirs our minds, hearts, and souls, awes us, inspirits us. When a community sings together, whether it's "The Star Spangled Banner," or "We Shall Overcome," or "Amazing Grace," there's something deep and spiritually unifying happening.
Which brings me to my favorite, Psalm 33, and the verse: "Sing to God a new song; skillfully play with joyful chant. For the Lord's word is true; all his works are trustworthy."
When our eyes are fixed on God our conductor, our lives are brought into both melody and harmony, and we become a new, unique song for the Lord. No one else can sing our unique composition. Somehow, if we allow Him to, God can even take the notes of our failures and limits and forgiven sins and even our sufferings and deaths and transform them into the harmony of an ever more glorious arrangement. Vow to make music for our God as long as you live!