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.