We’ve made this year’s theme all about “Calling,” to highlight the need for each of us to tap into our God-given abilities and use them in this world for eternal purposes. So how’s that going? Do you know what your gifts are? Are you using them for God, his kingdom, and for others?
Don’t try to do that perfectly. Who knows what our “best gift” really is? The other night, I was washing the dishes and humming the finale to the Overture of Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro. Why, you ask? Because I was tapping into a memory from 2nd grade, when I used to listen to my parents’ classical records ad nauseam. As I washed dishes, it struck me that I could remember the cascading notes from clarinets and flutes in that piece, and I could remember noting that even when I was seven! Yikes.
So is music really my thing? I imitate well on piano, but I can’t write. But I think I probably do have an unusual gift for music. Nevertheless, I’m glad beyond measure that Darin Ford is our Music Minister and that I get to preach and teach.
So find a passion rather than the passion and put it to work. You’ll be happy you did.