Every season has a distinct sound if you stop for a moment and pay close attention. The summer buzzes with bees, water sprinklers spit and tick, the shrieks and screams of kids playing on the block add to the symphony. Then fall eases in like cool jazz with a subtle breeze that rustles leaves, making Samba shakers out of tree branches. There’s a rhythm, a harmony. That’s how life should be.
When life is in order and we’ve courageously removed all that isn’t serving our growth and purpose, there’s flow; we’re in synch. Chaos and confusion give way to peace. Add a little fun and adventure to the chorus and it can be pure delight. This song isn’t just for a select few with means, money and time; it was orchestrated for all of us.
“You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.” (Isaiah 55:12)
No matter the season we are in life, whether a steep climb, an unexpected fall, or the peak of victory, trust in the process. Observe and learn to love what life is teaching—tough lessons included. God’s perfect peace is already a promise fulfilled when we walk upright in our faith journey, work hard, serve with all our heart, and remember to have fun.
“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.” (Isaiah 26:3)
Harmony is about progression, the beautiful sound of one musical note followed by another. If something in life is out of tune, change it or remove it altogether. It’s okay to admit when something is no longer working. For the sake of our peace, we’re sometimes called to let go of the past, people, and problems. Simply let the beat play on. Treasures stored in heaven require direct deposits here on Earth. Live and give, laugh and forgive, love over hate. Don’t you like the sound of that?
“So then let us pursue what makes for peace and mutual upbuilding.” (Romans 14:19)