“In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.” (John 1:4 ESV)

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Tuned to God

by Macy Johnson
“It is because of Him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God – that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.”
(1 Corinthians 1:30 NIV)

Karisa followed me up the steep, polished, wooden steps to the sanctuary’s choir-loft behind the pulpit. She is a gifted flutist and Morgan County Middle School’s band director.

“Please give me an ‘A’,” Karisa requested. I struck an octave with my right hand, the 2 ‘A’ ivory keys on both sides of middle ‘C’. She blew steadily into her silver flute. Her otherwise clear tone sounded unexpectedly flat, clouded, slightly below the intended pitch. After a few adjustments, the musical instrument was tuned perfectly to the grand piano, ready for morning worship.

Karisa tuned her flute earlier that morning to a piano in the choir room that struggled to hold pitch. The sanctuary piano was located where climate conditions were more carefully monitored.

Rick, a local piano-tuner, was amazed last year to discover my personal, studio-grand piano sounded perfectly in tune. It had been wrapped, boxed, and standing on its side for two years! Before the moving company transported my piano into storage, I confirmed their facility was climate-controlled.

We are God’s instruments: flutes, pianos, voices. How are we “tuned” to Him? He tunes and sanctifies us, makes us holy, set-apart, so we thrive in his “climate-controlled” environment. He gets all the credit.

Oswald Chambers wrote, “Sanctification means being made one with Jesus.” His power keeps us in perfect tune with Him. The Holy Spirit continually strikes a tuning fork in our hearts to align us with spot-on pitch.

I will stay connected to Jesus today, sanctified, and tuned to His Spirit. I hope you will, too!

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