It is never a dull moment at choir rehearsal. Altos, sopranos, tenors and basses sit infront of our director, Pastor Fred McNab, singing, laughing, crying, praying and working... HARD!! Pastor Fred stands on a small platform infront of us with the ability to control our voices with a wave of his hand or point of his finger. Well, most of the time. His love and passion for the Lord drive him to lead worship in spirit and truth. His tenacity and strength combined with sarcasm and humor drive us to know our parts and perform them well.
Each section of singers lift their voices blending melody and harmonies. Accompanied by a full orchestra, the voices and instruments combine a myriad of sounds to create beauty as an offering for the Lord. One conductor leads many to bring the message of Hope through one sound, music.
This is the picture of the body. Every believer should know their part. We should study, learn and practice our part and do this without jealousy or need to abandon our part for someone else's. Our eyes should be fixed on our Conductor so, we can follow his leading and timing. And when we, the church, function like that, what a sound; what a sound! The sound of Hope. The sound of Love. The sound of Peace. The sound that there is a Savior.