Monday, June 9, 2008

The conductor who plays

We enjoyed worshiping the Lord yesterday.  One of the highlights was a small orchestral group that played a medly of hymns and gospels.  Many of the musicians were young, but all played with energy and skill.  I was struck with the style of June Horner, the leader of the group.  Normally a conductor stands, elevated above the orchestra, and guides the group with a baton.  June stood on the same level as her musicians and played violin in accompaniment.  Rather than a baton, she used the movement of her bow, with some body language thrown in, to conduct.  I was struck that she was a leader who also was one of the musicians.  The thought occurred that this is just like Jesus.  He is a conductor who has also participated in our earthly life and, is active even now, to play His song in and through us as He also leads us.  He is Emmanuel !
Zechariah 2:10 "Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion! For behold, I am coming and I will dwell in your midst," says the LORD.
Rob Smith

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