Halford E. Luccock once said that no one can whistle a symphony. It takes an orchestra to play it.
How profound. How beautiful are these two sentences.
And how applicable to our lives.
Life wasn’t mean to be done alone. We were meant to have friends and family and acquaintances surround us.
Much like Halford Luccock’s quote about the orchestra, we can say the same applies to our lives.
Your Life Deserves A Team
When I think back to elementary, middle, and high school, I remember the teams I had. They weren’t people on a sports team.
Rather, my teams were support teams. And I needed them.
In elementary and middle school, some of those people were Nick, Brian, Phillip, and Greg. They were my bros.
We rode bikes together. We hung out after school. We played Nintendo (the original 8-bit system) until the wee-hours of the night.
We were a team. I needed these guys growing up.
In high school, my team changed. I lost some of those friends. I also gained new ones.
I think of Chou and Becca and Steve and Rick. These friends joined the team.
And now, the team has changed again.
I’ve added Jeff and Pastor Ben and Bobby and Julie and Lisa and so many others. They’re my friends. They’re also the support team.
Why do I need these guys? Because life is much more full with them in it.
Having this team also allows me to lean on them in troubled times.
Whether it’s a tough decision at work or family issues, I know there are people I can call on.
Who’s By Your Side?
This is a question we all need to ask ourselves. We need to know who we can call on when times are tough.
Knowing who’s got your back is a lot like the symphony.
We can sound good by ourselves. But when we begin to add in others, the instruments, our lives truly begin to sound beautiful.
So, find people you can stand beside and who will stand beside you.
Learn to make beautiful music. And a beautiful life.