Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Word of the Day: Harmony

Word of the day: HARMONY.  I first understood this word to be a musical term when I was young. Then, I thought it was just an analogy for things that worked well together.  Then, I understood it to represent the melodic highlight in the symphony of life, where the crescendo of labor and the staccato of interruptions complement each other, as do the legato of routine and the forte of demands. What made it a symphony? Love, the secret ingredient that bound all these things together perfectly.

And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. (Colossians 3:14)

But, then I discovered the final movement was still yet to come.  Not only that, it was to be played in my lifetime.  I stood back from the podium and took in the beauty of the original score that gave no sound in itself. Yet, here was the plan for the masterpiece to follow.

With fresh eyes opened in my softened heart, I could see that, not only was there consonance to resolve the dissonance, there was coda closely trailing recapitulation bringing the entire composition to closure, ending in even greater perfection and celebration.

My ears perked to catch every note that would sound as one in a full and unifying chord of glorious hallelujah, knowing that each note and rest was chosen by the score's Creator before the foundation of the world for my glory, for our glory, written with love.

But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory. (1 Corinthians 2:7)

Please, enter the great halls and enjoy the concert. The Composer promises to fill your heart and mind with everything for which they were designed. Something which no ear has ever heard, or eye has ever seen.

[May our] hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. (Colossians 2:2-3)