Saturday, January 8, 2011

Ingredients and Components

Ingredients & Components
Saturday, January 08, 2011

Did you remember Grade School music class? I recall a class exercise in about fourth grade; we listened to an orchestra recording on an album. If you are under thirty years of age, you probably lack personal experience with an album. As we listened, we were to identify each musical instrument as it played in the orchestra; whether cello, violin, trumpet, flute or perhaps cymbals.

Concurrent lessons involved gaining an understanding and appreciation of the separate orchestra components; while acquiring the distinct sound waves generated by each. The same orchestra originates the music for listener types. Certainly some study the motives and backgrounds of the music composures.

A non-intended benefit of this exercise is engaging and improving one’s imagination; picturing the orchestra playing with contributions from a plethora of individuals and their unique instruments. An orchestra is a compilation of instruments producing a synergetic resonance.

Did this exercise change the sound waves contacting our ear drums, penetrating our brains for recognition? As long as everyone listens to same orchestra and only that orchestra; the sound waves remains constant despite increased recognition and appreciation.

The listener’s emotions, pre or post identifying the separate components, are capable of an equal roller coaster ride. The greater knowledge does increase depth of understanding while the message remains constant.

Does an orchestra have anything to do with scripture? Like an orchestra, understanding the detailed compilation and background of the composures or authors increases the depth of knowledge and appreciation of scripture.

Just as one lacking academic knowledge of an orchestra is able to benefit from excellent music; one lacking academic knowledge of scripture benefits and grows from scripture. The message and the Word remain unchanged despite our intellectual abilities.

We must each listen to the same orchestra for the same music; similarly must each listen to the Holy Spirit for acquiring the same pure Word through.

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.

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