It's really important when you're in my line of work, that the song that you're going to sing is the same one that the musicians are playing. Otherwise, you're headed for disaster. That almost happened this morning during our monthly senior adult meeting, The PrimeTimers.
John Fielding was singing; I was the one playing the piano. We were having a good ole time just singing and laughing and carrying on, and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. Then, I start the intro to the next song, he starts to sing, and it's not working. I'm on the wrong song, and in the wrong key. I flip to the next page, and there's nothing I can do. I just have to kinda make do with the key we're in. And, I didn't make do too well. We finally had a pause, and I made a "dramatic key change" then the rest of the song was no problem. In these sort of situations, it's incredibly important for everyone to be on the same page!
Isn't that how life is in general though--whether you're talking about church, family, work, or whatever, things just go smoother when everyone is on the same page.
At National Heights, it seems that the thing that always brings us all together is the act of reaching out to those around us. It doesn't matter what the task, big or small. If it will reach someone with the love of Christ, everyone seems to be on the same page: Let's do it, and do it well! Reminds me of this verse:
1 So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, 2 complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Philippians 2:1-3 (ESV)