How wonderful it is, how pleasant,
for God’s people to live together in harmony!
It is like the precious anointing oil
running down from Aaron’s head and beard,
down to the collar of his robes.
It is like the dew on Mount Hermon,
falling on the hills of Zion.
That is where the Lord has promised his blessing—
life that never ends.
~ Psalm 133 [Good News Translation]
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Sometimes this world seems a cacophonous place. Myriads of opinions. I think you should do it this way. You have your own idea. The guy down the street thinks we’re both missing it and he has the key!
And I try to imagine eternity… a heaven that somehow melds the strengths of all our many-faceted personalities. Puts us all on the same page, yet retains the colors and lights of individuals God made us to be, in deepening hue. Leads in perfect joy with… luminous understanding of heart.
No more frustrations that we don’t see eye to eye… or why don’t you see it as I do‘s…
Living where every word we try to share is fully understood as meant…
How can this ever be, I wonder? I long for that here and now.
Maybe… it will be like 4-part harmony a billion times over, I think then, as I work on this drawing this week. Each voice on a different pitch, unique and beautiful on it’s own, but oh! The radiant sound of the blend!
I listen to the album of these four men depicted… the sweet tones of lovely romantic songs from tin pan alley days I’ve only ever loved in nostalgic set movies and… Disneyland…
And when they end on a flourish of How Great Is Thy Faithfulness,
I can’t help but join in the praise to our God who yearns with us, pours out His oil anointing of harmony…in delicious have your cake and eat it too moments when we are all on the same Song…yes, even in the here and now.
That IS where the Lord has promised his blessing—
life that never ends. [Psalm 133:3, emphasis mine]
© Pam Depoyan
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