As I was reading the posts on the church’s Facebook page on 25th April, I was reminded of something I had written in my journal 9 days earlier:
‘The rhythm of life has completely changed. There is a whole new rhythm. Realign to the new rhythm’.
On reading this, I was reminded of an orchestra and a word Chris Bowater brought many years ago. Within an orchestra there are many different instruments, all with a different sound. Some may sound relatively similar and some sound VERY different. Some may be playing the melody, some may be playing the harmony. Some may be at a pause within the music, some may be at a crescendo.
I felt God say, that even though the sounds from the instruments, and the instructions within the music for various instruments may be different, the ‘RHYTHM IS THE SAME’. I believe that God is saying at this time, it is so important for us not to compare our ‘sounds’ or ‘volume’. No matter how different they may be, the rhythm is still the same. God is realigning us with His rhythm, which will be completely individual and bespoke to each one of us, but corporately will make a beautiful sound. The more we yield to His rhythm and not compare one to another, the louder our corporate sound and the more impact it will have. God is our conductor! – Submitted by Tracey Clark
“The Lord your God is with you,
the Mighty Warrior who saves.
He will take great delight in you;
in His love He will no longer rebuke you,
but will rejoice over you with singing.”
18 “I will remove from you
all who mourn over the loss of your appointed festivals,
which is a burden and reproach for you.
19 At that time I will deal
with all who oppressed you.
I will rescue the lame;
I will gather the exiles.
I will give them praise and honour
in every land where they have suffered shame.
20 At that time I will gather you;
at that time I will bring you home.
I will give you honour and praise
among all the peoples of the earth
when I restore your fortunes
before your very eyes,”
says the Lord.
What song is God singing over you and with you?
How will you celebrate God’s love for you today?
Submitted by Joan Miller