We have many parts in one body, but the parts don’t all have the same function. In the same way, though there are many of us, we are one body in Christ, and individually we belong to each other. We have different gifts that are consistent with God’s grace that has been given to us.
Did you know that you are music that is meant to be sung? Did you know that your life contains a specific gift or destiny for you to uniquely minister or serve?
God has a creative voice that speaks out into every place. God has also given each person a creative gift or voice. When we express our gift, sing with our voice, or operate in our special gift, we voice something that is interdependent harmonically, but independent in rhythm and contour.
Interdependent means that you are aware of others, you take your turn, and you are a team player. Independent means that you have your own goals you are going for, you express your uniqueness, and maintain your individuality.
Contrapunctus means, “melodic material that is added above or below an existing melody”. Contrapunctus is Latin for counterpoint. It also means, “the technique of combining two or more melodic lines in such a way that they establish a harmonic relationship while retaining their linear individuality.”
I believe that God designed us to harmonize with individual voices. In other words, we all sing the song of Christ, but express different aspects of him. Our voices sound different, our rhythm might be different, and that through which our sound comes may look different; yet we are all in harmony and unity.
Unity is not uniformity. Choirs, bands, and orchestras; by definition, have sections that sing or have different notes, while harmonizing with the whole.
Contrapuntal, counterpoint, or polyphony is when you have two or more melodies or parts going at the same time, that are different, yet complementary or harmonious; involving juxtaposition and contrast. I believe that this is God’s plan or how God does it. Music is made when voices sing together and complimentarily. Music is rich when different voices are heard,
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