Monday, October 17, 2011


Yes, there are many parts, but only one body.(1 Corinthians 12:20, NLT)

Sir Michael Costa, the celebrated conductor, was holding a rehearsal. As the mighty chorus rang out, accompanied by scores of instruments, the piccolo player--a little pint-sized flute--thinking perhaps that his contribution would not be missed amid so much music, stopped playing. Suddenly, the great leader stopped and cried out, "Where is the piccolo?"

The sound of that one small instrument was necessary to the harmony, and the conductor missed it when it dropped out. The point? To the conductor there are no insignificant instruments in an orchestra. Sometimes the smallest and seemingly least important one can make the greatest contribution and even if it doesn't seem to make that big a difference to the audience at large, the conductor knows it right away

You have a role to play. It may be small and insignificant. But when you stop your heavenly Father knows. So get out there and do your thing today and add to the music of the church and God’s orchestra.

DAY LIGHTERS by Nico Bougas. available from

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