Monday, December 5, 2011

You Had to Have Been There

As we waited for the Christmas presentation to begin, we tried to converse over the cacophony of dissonance the orchestra instruments were pitching around the auditorium.  As the lights lowered, the conductor took his stand, and all became still.  With a slight motion of the conductor's hand, beautiful music of seasonal melodies began.  My senses were saturated; the effect was breath-taking.

I mused on the contrast of the two musical moments.  One left me disconcerted and the other evoked awe and goose-bumps.  I noticed the eyes of the musicians shifting from page to conductor, following the cues and written notes meticulously.  The violin bows moved in sync and the woodwind keys pumped in perfect timing.

How I want to be the eager follower of my Conductor of Life.  With my eyes on Him and my practice and precision of conduct focused on His Word, I want my life to be in harmony with Him and others. As we all keep our eyes on the Conductor, we will move in corresponding rhythm with each other and our beauty will be seen, felt and heard by all.

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the season and may your days be filled with harmony as you stay focused on the Conductor.


  1. Beautiful analogy. My husband is a musician so this resonates with me. I felt the pull of my heart as I read your desire to be in harmony with Jesus. Your desire is mine.

  2. Amen! I want to live in harmony with my creator and not just make a bunch of racket! It's a wonderful thing to be a part of the symphony of life...a life designed and planned by a loving and gracious God.

  3. Great analogy. Think how wonderful it would be if everyone was in harmony with the creator/director. Thank you for sharing this thoughtful post.

  4. I'm staying focused on Him! Great insight tonight - thanks!

    Blessings, Joan

  5. What a great way to put it! Thanks for the "musical" reminder!

  6. My mother-in laws name is Ruth! Not a common name these days. Your musical sounds exciting. We always enjoyed our presentations at Christmas and also at Easter. I wrote some songs that were sung at Easter. This is the time to build memories with your family.


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