Instruments of Praise
September 22, 2016
This last week, the same day I took the pictures of the mushrooms, I also got to spend some time taking pictures of a few of the instruments at Riverbluff Church of N. Charleston, SC. I spent a couple hours and walked away with a few images. Yes, I admit it. I am a very slow, methodical photographer.
I appreciate the time I had. It was a pleasure having the opportunity to use one medium of art to capture details about another medium of art. The details of the instruments are so beautiful--each piece critical for creating the music. In this case, music of praise.
If someone was to take a picture of my life this week would they find that the details of my life are parts of the instrument that I use to praise Him? Or do I treat these details as unimportant. The neighbors He has given me, my love of reading, my camera, my marriage, the busy days, the quiet days, the times of hurt or sadness, my compulsion to buy pretty plants...do I accept that every detail in my life is critical. Nothing is non-essential. His intent is that each of these pieces work together to tell others that He loves them and desires a relationship with them. We are intended to be instruments of praise. Maybe this is one of the reasons that the psalmist has both instruments and the breath of all living things praising God as the culmination of the Book of Psalm (150). The Psalmist knew that it all comes down to this--"Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord."