A Resounding Faith
I don’t use all the keys on my piano each time I play it.
Some of the notes are too low or too high to be overplayed.
The ear can only handle so much of the extremes in variance before it exhausts its listening capacity.
But that doesn’t make the extremes less important. It simply means they need to be used in moderation in order to make beautiful music.
The bulk of the keys used are in the middle. The ear is comfortable there. It can handle more capacity for notes in this range.
Beautiful music doesn’t mean using all the keys; but it does mean using the keys in such a matter that beauty flows from them. Using the keys, the pedals, a rhythm, and dynamics in such a way that the ear connects to the soul. For then, we achieve not only aural resonance but spiritual resonance as well.
And yes this is a metaphor.
Until Everyone Hears,
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God” (Colossians 3:16)