May 11: In the Symphony of Life

Violinists enrich a symphony by the individual touch they bring into their playing.  According to an acoustical scientist, if all the violinists in an orchestra hit the same note at exactly the same instant, the effect would be like the amplification of a single instrument.

“Of course,” he added, “the violinists must play very close together to produce good music.  But they play just far enough apart—in pitch and timing—to achieve a richness, an aliveness, which they would not have if they were playing precisely alike.”

Your part in life may be a humble one.  But whether one plays the instruments or polishes them, sells tickets or sweeps up after the performances—each has a role to play.  And each is needed if the program as a whole is to succeed.

God gave you a particular role to play in our world.  Therefore, our world will be richer because of the unique elements of love and beauty you bring to it.

Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord. 

(1 Corinthians 12: 4-5) 

Help me play my role humbly and effectively, Jesus.

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