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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Ensemble

Ensemble: 
Emphasizing the roles of all performers as a whole
rather than a star performance.
(Merriam-Webster Dictionary)


Plays.  Orchestras.  Bands.  The Army.  Sports Teams.  Project Teams.  And, even families.

The players and members all have one thing in common:

 IT'S NOT ABOUT THEM. 

Nope.  It's not. 

Yes, there might be ones that shine.  Ones that you remember for a long time.  Even ones that go down in history as one of the greatest.  But, as a team player, as a member -- it is not about them.  It's about the whole.  It's about making and creating something bigger than what only one person can do by themselves -- no matter how gifted they are.

Broadway musicals are amazing.  But, it takes an entire cast and crew to make the magic happen.

Armies do phenomenal things!  But, it takes more than just one brave soldier.

Adrenaline-filled softball and football games can't be played out with just the pitcher or the quarterback. 


In the Kingdom of God,

It's Not About You.


We are fearfully and wonderfully made.  We are special, precious and invaluable in the sight of God.  No one or nothing can separate us from the Love of God.  We were crafted.  We were marked.  We are, in fact, made in His Image.  We are His children.

But, it's not about us.  It's not about that one person climbing to the top.  It's not about just making ourselves happy.  It's not a life of spiritual selfishness. 

We are part of something now that is bigger than what one person can do by themselves.  We, in a sense, are on God's team.  God's grand orchestra. God's ensemble.  We each play a part.  We each have a role.  We each bring our gifts to the 'stage' of Life. 

It keeps us from being prideful.  It keeps us from being an island.  It keeps us connected to each other.  And, it keeps us remembering that the greatest joys are found when we 'make our music' together!





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