1 Peter 3:8 Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. 9Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.
I love to play the piano. I enjoy hearing a new
song and then teaching myself to play it. I am amazed at how many songs
can be written with just a handful of notes. Think about it: 7 white
notes and 5 black ones in an octave. A total of 52 white notes and 36
black ones on the entire keyboard. That's 88 notes. Every song that has
ever been written has utilized these 88 notes by positioning them in
different places at different times.Amazing isn't it?
People are like notes on a
piano. Much can be done with the right group of folks! God wants to
position us in such a way that we produce harmony with each other.
Unfortunately, many people fail to make a sound. Others are way out of
tune and need to be adjusted. And then there are those who sound off in
the wrong place, and I don't have to tell you what happens then! Let's
just say it isn't pretty!
When we are able to live in harmony we
are more caring for each other. We don't seek revenge but rather we
become more loving. And we learn a very important principle...we are
blessed to be a blessing. In fact, we have been chosen by God(called) to
be a blessing. We are to be thinking of others, doing good works and
saying encouraging things to each other so that we produce a beautiful
symphony that God is pleased with.
So, what kind of music are you
making? Are you adding to the melody and living in harmony? Count your
blessings today and you will see that not only do you have much to be
thankful for, you will be inspired to bless someone else. And that's a