Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A Symphony of Praise

We had a great summer vacation, camping and hiking in the Cascade, Teton and  Rocky Mountains.  It was wonderful to be in the mountains, to be surrounded by trees and lakes and towering peaks rather than concrete and glass.  We loved climbing up mountains and walking through beautiful valleys.  We were amazed as we watched moose, deer and other animals.  We had a wonderful, peaceful time.

Our vacation was fantastic, surrounded by all the beauty of nature.  We loved it, but others might have considered it a horrible vacation.  Not everyone loves wilderness vacations.  Not everyone wants to flee the city at vacation time.  Everyone is different.  Sandra and I love getting away from the busyness of the city and fleeing to camp in the quiet of nature.  Others want only to get to a big city and enjoy all there is to find in a major urban centre.  We are all different.  We all have different likes and dislikes.  That's the way God created us.  He made all types of people, all with different interests, and He uses us in different ways.  That’s our incredible creator at work.

Aren’t you glad that not everyone likes exactly the same things?  In a church, some people like to work with children or youth.  Some like to paint and clean.  Others like to sing or teach.  A few even like doing the administrative work or mowing the grass.  Our amazing Lord created us to work together as a team, each doing what they like and are best at doing.  Each doing what they were created to do. The church is like an amazing symphony orchestra, the Lord is the conductor.  When we all play our part we lift heavenward to Jesus a beautiful symphony of praise.

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