Here’s another excerpt from The Unquenchable Worshipper, by Matt Redman:
We would do well to get in line with Paul’s outlook on life. We’re a people who know where we’re headed. We are on a journey with a breathtaking destination, and we’re running a race with an incredible prize. The inheritance that lies ahead will be altogether glorious. And, though we won’t see in full until then, let’s not forget that we can at least know in part now. C.S. Lewis helps to explain it:
Meanwhile, of course, we are merely tuning our intruments. The tuning up of the orchestra can be itself delightful, but only to those who can, in some measure, however little, anticipate the symphony.
For now, we only experience the tuning up of our instruments. It’s a curious, formless noise and yet strangely charming because we hear something of our eternal destiny resounding in it. We hear echoes of the perfectly inspired symphony we shall one day be a part of. But for now, the tuning up has a surprising beauty all its own.
I loved this reminder today, here are a few of my thoughts…
So, as you (and I) are doing whatever we’re doing today, are we working on tuning our instruments – time, talent, efforts, words, thoughts, actions, prayers, etc.? Remember when you tune your instrument, you are aware of the others around you, working on getting the notes to sound in unison. You’re aware of the music you’re going to play, aware that each person has a part to play, being sensitive not to dominate the piece, but to seek to compliment the overall results. There’s balance required. There’s practice required. There’s submission to the conductor required.