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The Tuning Song

For His invisible attributes, that is, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen since the creation of the world, being understood through what He has made. As a result, people are without excuse. Romans 1:20 (HCSB)

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A recent text thread to Mark from me:

What is the name of that warm up song the orchestra plays at the beginning of a concert?

the tuning song?

yes. Is that what its called?

no, that’s just what I call it

does it have a real name?

it’s just tuning the orchestra, not called anything

but it is always the same

yep, to A440

??

tuning frequency … it’s the A above middle C

ahhhhhh

When you are married to a musician, you expect them to know these kinds of things. Then he wanted to know if I wanted him to teach me music theory. Not.

I was listening to the birds warm up early this morning. As I sat there, the squawk, chirps, trills and cheeps could be heard echoing across the back yard and hill. The symphony started as the sun rose with some tentative notes, as if checking the sound system and tuning up. But, soon it was full throated and glorious.

As a fairly new resident of Arizona, I’ve come to love the clouds displayed across gorgeous skies. I never knew that each cactus has its own particular flower and all of them bloom. Monsoons roll up the sky with dark clouds, lightning flashes—zig zagging across the sky, thunder rolling, and then the rain pours, filling the roads to overflowing. For a California girl, the wonder of it continually amazes me.

The Gospel of Matthew tells the story of Jesus as He commissions His disciples, reminding them, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.” We see it with every sunrise and sunset.

Many, today, are putting God on the back burner. It’s all about me—my wants, my life, my choices, my schedule. I can solve all my own problems, without any help. Until I can’t.

God offers an alternative when life seems to fall apart by showing us that His power and divine nature are alive and well. Just look out the window. If my birds that sing so sweetly can weather a monsoon, yet return tomorrow to sing again, so can you.

Hear, taste, see, touch, smell. God is just what you need when life seems out of control. Enjoy your world and remember to thank God for His creation and trust Him in the storm.

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