“Play” Tuning Pt. 3 (October 22, 2017)
We are going through a series on Tuning, the still sacred moment of alignment to the tuning pitch. The first step of tuning is to be still and silent before the tuning pitch, because clarity of the tuning pitch comes in the silence. The second step was to actually tune your instrument, to turn the pegs, to twist your instrument – that blessings can be found in the midst of tension.
And today, we approach the third step, which is to PLAY. Because when you’re playing in an orchestra, whether you are truly in-tune can only be confirmed once the instrument is played alongside other instruments.
We who are many parts of one body experience transcending joy when we play together. The feet will run with greater vigor when the eyes see the goal set before them. The violinist plays her violin with greater passion as she hears how her part adds to the various parts to create a greater sound than anything she could possibly create on her own. The church plays her mission with greater joy as she sees lives being changed in her community.
In play, we find life. In play, we find out who I am.
In play, we find out who we are.
1 Corinthians 12:12-14, 26
“12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For we were all baptized by[c] one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. 14 Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.
26 If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.”