Our grandson’s group violin recital this week was a treat. It opened with beautiful music from the advanced students. Then I admired the cute, earnest beginners. And as the music continued under the cross in the front of the church where the event was held, I realized how these details symbolize the beauty, diversity and unity of the Body of Christ.
–A wide variety of ages and abilities were represented, but as the beginners played along with more advanced students for certain pieces, they ALL sounded good.
–The variety extended to the race of the students—Asian, Black, Caucasian, and Indian.
–Just one teacher is teaching them all.
–All the violins were tuned to exactly the same pitch (by the teacher) before the recital.
–Students are learning leadership skills as they took turns leading the others in various pieces.
–The students are being trained to keep their eyes on the leader so they can all make beautiful music together.
Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace. For there is one body and one Spirit, just as you have been called to one glorious hope for the future. There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father, who is over all and in all and living through all. However, he has given each one of us a special gift through the generosity of Christ. …He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love. (Ephesians 4:3-7, 16 NLT)