Music and Megaphone

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In living for Christ and sharing Him with others, we are not the music but only a megaphone. Our purpose is not to become the message, but to convey it through our lives and our lips.

Read: 2 Cor. 3:17–4:7

We have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. —2 Corinthians 4:7

Christopher Locke buys old trumpets, trombones, and French horns and transforms them into acoustic amplifiers for iPhones and iPads. His creations are modeled on the trumpet-like speakers used in the first phonographs during the late 1800s. Music played through Christopher’s Analog Tele-Phonographers has a “louder, cleaner, richer, deeper sound” than what is heard from the small speakers in the digital devices. Along with being interesting works of art, these salvaged brass instruments require no electrical power as they amplify the music people love to hear.

Paul’s words to the followers of Jesus in Corinth remind us today that in living for Christ and sharing Him with others, we are not the music but only a megaphone.  “For we do not preach ourselves,” Paul wrote, “but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bond-servants for Jesus’ sake” (2 Cor. 4:5). Our purpose is not to become the message, but to convey it through our lives and our lips. “We have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us” (v.7).

If an old horn can amplify music, then perhaps our flawed lives can magnify the goodness of God. We’re the megaphone; the music and the power come from Him!  —David McCasland

Thank You, Lord, that You can take our lives and use them in ways we never thought possible. Help us to be the instruments that convey the music of Your love.

Nothing is unusable in God’s hands.

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