Joanna’s Journey

Every other Wednesday I blog about what I’m learning, struggling with, or celebrating. I’m grateful to share the journey with you and welcome your comments and feedback.

This blog also includes a Spanish translation of each week’s post.

This Week’s Post:

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Play Your Song

I love good music. I enjoy listening for the various instruments in an orchestra, trying to identify each one adding its unique voice to the unified whole. There’s something inspiring about all the different instruments working together in harmony to create a beautiful sound. It delights my soul.

It also makes me wonder if God feels the same about us. Does He look at His children and delight to hear each of us playing our special part in His symphony? I think He does.

Ephesians 4:16 says it this way:
“From him (Jesus) the whole body (the church), joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.”

In this metaphor of the church as a body, it’s clear that each of us has a special role to play. As we live that out in love, the whole body grows and is blessed.

Here on earth we understand about physical bodies. We live in them, are limited by them, and experience good and bad with them. From our earthly view, the body is a good metaphor for us to consider.

From a heavenly perspective, where there aren’t physical limitations like here on earth, perhaps a better metaphor for us is an orchestra. As the heavenly host is observing our lives, what do they see? What do they hear?

Do they see us working together in harmony? Do they hear each of us playing the special melody God has written…just for you, just for me?

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One Response to Joanna’s Journey

  1. Ed says:

    This is beautiful! Keep up the good work.

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