Have you ever participated in a singing group or a choir?

I’ve spent a good bit of my life performing with other singers. All through elementary, middle, and high school, into college, and now as an adult, I’ve been part of choral groups.

One of the things I’ve learned is that the Christian life can be like singing in a choir: there are no solos!

When a choral group is working in unity, it’s a beautiful thing. Voices blend in harmony and in volume; no one person makes a spectacle of his or her self by singing more loudly than those on either side; and everyone holds each other accountable for singing the right note.

We don’t just live for ourselves as Christians. As the writer once said, “No man is an island,” and that is true. There are always those around you, perhaps not as far along on their jouney, who will be looking to you for guidance. When you hit a wrong note, or fall into sin, you don’t just affect your performance; you affect those walking alongside  you as well.

When we listen to the voice of our Conductor and pay attention to His actions, our lives will be beautiful symphonies of His grace and a shining light to those around us.