God’s harmony

“May God, who gives this patience and encouragement, help you live in complete harmony with each other, as is fitting for followers of Christ Jesus'” (Romans 15:5, NLT).

English: USSR/Russian Hymn, Melody and Harmonies
Russian Hymn, Melody and Harmonies (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

For several years, I sang in a choir. I was a soprano, which was easy as we usually had the melody. I loved listening to the altos, tenors and basses as they brought in the harmonies. The various parts turned a simple tune into a living, breathing dynamic thing of beauty. I was glad I had the melody as I had such a difficult time holding onto harmonies.

Singing in a choir is a bit like life—each of us has a part to sing. Sometimes it sounds wonderful, with voices blending and everyone holding their notes. At other times, notes go flat or sharp, some wander from their part and some sing their own tune with no regard for what’s on the page. God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit live in perfect harmony and want the same for us. He gives us patience and encouragement because it takes both to live together in peace and unity. God’s harmony transforms our sometimes discordant jumble of parts into the beautiful music of life in the Spirit.

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Author: ttkach

Writer, cyclist, paper-crafter, mom, gardener, bowler.

One thought on “God’s harmony”

  1. Hi Tammy!

    Just some thoughts about harmony. Thanks for your blogs! No need to write back.

    Yes, such a beautiful thing, harmony! When brethren dwell together in unity — how good and how pleasant!

    My wife and I sang in the Festival Choir at Pasadena in 1988 (first bass and alto). We may have seen you there but didn’t know it! We were so impressed with the Campus and Ambassador Auditorium! Wow!

    The most wonderful thing about harmony and unity … is in the Kingdom of God, the fullness of it, coming up soon!

    Now, we are all in a struggle toward that totally harmonious goal. We are being tried and tested, even as gold is refined in fire. And our imperfections “shout out” at us! And sometimes we see (or perceive) our brothers and sisters are also less than perfect. We say something, we step on one another’s toes — and God’s Love is behind it all.

    Let’s forgive one another and realize better what it is all about. Our kind and gracious God is right here, fully aware of all going on — and His Love is deep and everlasting! How good and pleasant when Brethren dwell together in unity!

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