Words from the Heart for Tuesday February 11th, 2020
If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
1 Corinthians 13:1 (NLT)
Sabian is a Canadian cymbal manufacturing company established in 1981 in Meductic, New Brunswick, where it is still headquartered. Sabian is considered one of the big four manufacturers of cymbals. The company was founded in 1981 by Robert Zildjian when he had a conflict with his brother. The name ‘Sabian’ comes from the first two letters of the names of Robert’s three children, Sally, Billy, and Andy. In spite of their success, they still produce the cymbals in the tiny town of Meductic.
I love music, but don’t put me in front of percussion instruments. I can’t keep a beat to save my life. Put me in front of a cymbal and all you will get is noise, very loud and frustrating noise. Paul the apostle uses this as an illustration of what we are like as Christians when we don’t live out our faith with love. The first verse of the love chapter, 1 Corinthians 13 says this: “If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.” The mark of the Christian life is how the fruit of the Holy Spirit is seen in our lives. And the greatest of the fruit is love. We can share the Gospel with words, but the cliché is correct – people don’t care what we know until they know that we care. We are called to live out our life in Christ in an attractive way, and the most attractive way is to pour out the love of Jesus into the lives of others. How can you do that today?
These have been words from the heart.