Harmoniously Joined

Ephesians 2:21. “In Whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:”

I was caught by the words “fitly framed together.”  In the Greek, it is sunarmologeo, meaning  harmoniously joined together. That’s the way God planned for His body, the Church, to be:  Harmoniously joined, growing through the Spirit, reaching souls  and growing into a mighty temple.

Until the last few years, I have sung in choirs, ensembles, quartets, trios, duets, and solos.  Solo work was the least enjoyable for me because I love harmony.  There is nothing more beautiful to me than to hear a congregation singing in harmony without any instruments.  There is a song book called The Sacred Harp, referring to the human voice. On a pipe organ, there is a stop called the vox humana, the human voice. Raised together in beautiful harmonies, singing praise to God, nothing is more majestic.

Maybe the angel choir  will be thrilling, but angels have never experienced what we have.  They have never needed to be forgiven, and they have never received the gift of salvation.

Can you imagine what How Great Thou Art will sound like in heaven?


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