Symphony

Tune My Heart, Lord, To Play in Harmony with You

A couple of weeks ago, I had a chance to enjoy a relaxing evening at the Symphony.

Although I love many things about seeing an orchestra play live, there is one particular part that is my favorite.

Only moments before a concert begins and after the rest of the orchestra is seated, the first violinist will traditionally walk out onto the stage. After taking a bow, he or she will proceed to play a single A note—-and then in unison, the rest of the orchestra will join in for a last minute tuning.

SymphonyWords cannot effectively describe the experience of hearing the winds, brass, strings, and the rest of the orchestra playing a single note in perfect harmony. And it is only after this special ritual will the conductor arrive on stage and proceed to lead his orchestra in its musical journey.

Recently, as I was pondering how this relates to our spiritual walk with the Lord, I thought of the hymn Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing. I love this dear old hymn, but often when I think of it, one short phrase comes to my mind first . . . Tune my heart to sing thy praise.

Your own personal symphony has already been orchestrated, but it won’t be a masterpiece until your heart is in tune with the Conductor. Sure, you can start playing without seeking Him for guidance and direction, though instead of a melodious concerto, you’ll find yourself bobbling along through life, striking a lot of sour notes.

“There are things that only you can do, and you are alive to do them. In the great orchestra we call life, you have an instrument and a song, and you owe it to God to play them both sublimely.” Max Lucado

But when your heart is in perfect harmony with the magnificent score God has personally written for you, the music God plays through your life will positively take your breath away.

Tune my heart, Lord . . .

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