7.30.2006

A Train Illustration From Church This Morning

A quote from A.W. Tozer that my pastor recorded in the bulletin and brought up in his sermon:

"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 met together, each one looking away 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."

1 comment:

Rae said...

rock awesome! I'm listening to sermons while I paint, and one of the illustrations Chris gave was a diamond grader who will have in one tray a diamond that comes as close to perfection as naturally possible, and in other trays diamons to be graded. He will pick up the perfect diamond, feel it, look at it, study every thing about it. When he has done this for a few min he will pick up a diamond to be graded and compare it to the perfect diamond, then another, then another... and after the third or fourth comparison he will pick up the perfect diamond again and study it.
The point was: the longer you look away from the perfect diamond the more comfortable you become with a less perfect diamond, and you will begin to compare the lesser diamonds to eachother instead of the perfect diamond.

I thought it was a bit like your pianos...
back to painting for Rae! BLAH!
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