Has it ever occurred to you that one hundred pianos all tuned to the same fork are automatically tuned to each other? They are of one accord by being tuned, not to each other, but to another standard to which each one must individually bow. So one hundred worshipers [meeting] together, each one looking to Christ, are in heart nearer to each other than they could possibly be, were they to become ‘unity’ conscious and turn their eyes away from God to strive for closer fellowship. - A.W. Tozer
I spent last week in Bolivia speaking to more than 150 leaders of Bolivian Christian camps. I love visiting new countries, learning from vibrant cultures, and engaging with fascinating friends old and new.
Being monolingual, I recognized the melodies of many of the group’s worship songs but not the words. I sang the lyrics in English while my Bolivian friends sang in Spanish. It was delightful to blend voices and worship together.
The Apostle John glimpsed heaven and reported an immense, diverse yet unified crowd, dressed in white robes and waving palm branches. The throng crowded around the throne of God. The white robes signified the purity provided by God alone. The palm branches indicated the joy that swelled throughout the celestial crowd.
And then the music began. I don’t know what language(s) reverberated throughout heaven, but John records, “They cried out in a loud voice: Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.” (Revelation 7:10)
The unity enjoyed this week in Bolivia and realized someday in heaven is grounded in the theme of the lyrics: Salvation belongs to our God. That truth is the foundation for our hope for today and our joy for eternity.
Author & President
Refueling in Flight Ministries, Inc