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12th November 2022

God's Orchestra

The Lord, is my strength and song; He also has become my salvation.

Isaiah 12:12

Everyone touched by a piece of music hears it differently. The composer hears it in the chamber of his imagination. The audience hears it with their senses and emotions. The members of the orchestra hear most clearly the sound of the instruments closest to them.

In a sense, we are the members of God’s orchestra. Often we hear only the music closest to us. Because we do not hear a balanced work, we are like Job who cried as he suffered: “now I am their taunting song; Yes, I am their byword.” (Job 30:9).

Job recalled how princes and officials had respected him. His life was “awash in cream, and the rocks gushed olive oil for me” (29:6). But now, he had become the target of mockers. “My harp is turned to mourning, And my flute to the voice of those who weep.” (30:31). Yet there was much, much more to the symphony. Job simply could not hear the whole song.

Maybe today you can hear only the sad notes of your own violin. Do not lose heart. Every detail in your life is part of God’s composition. Or perhaps you are listening to a cheerful flute. Praise God for it and share your joy with someone else.

God’s masterpiece of redemption is the symphony we are playing, and ultimately everything will work together for His good purposes (Rom 8:28). God is the composer of our lives. His song is perfect, and we can trust Him. Furthermore, I have found that faith in God’s goodness puts a song in the heart.


Job 29:1-6 & 30:1-9.


Lord of Life, help me to trust You, especially when my life seems discordant and out of tune. I thank You because I am part of Your symphony and Your song is perfect. I praise You today, in the wonderful name of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.



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