Lenten Blog Day 9-Join the Chorus
When I was a senior in high school, I joined the concert band at school, partly because I was looking for a challenge in my final year. Did I mention that I don’t play an instrument? Still, I thought it would be so cool to hear the band performances from the inside. I had been singing in choirs all my life and I knew the exhilaration of standing in the midst of beautiful music. So I borrowed a bass clarinet, signed up for lessons and went at it with a vengeance. I managed to blast out the two or three notes required of a bass clarinet. Sure enough when the band went into competition, I sat there in the middle of it just soaking up the sounds. It was amazing.
God is playing a grand symphony of restoration around the world and He invites us to be a part of it. You can watch it; you can support it, or you can be a part of it. Joining in the great chorus of God’s work on earth will require some action, some work. God may ask you to learn a new skill, go to a place you have never gone before. Ah, but when you do, expect to experience amazing things. When Jesus said he came to show us “abundant life” he wasn’t just whistling Dixie. (forgive the Southern slang) So on this, the 9th day of Lent I invite you to grab your clarinet and join me in the band. The music is beautiful
Sing to the Lord, all the earth.
Tell of his salvation from day to day.
24 Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvelous works among all the peoples.
25 For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
1 Chronicles 16:23-25