To my fellow string players who might be forbidden to accompany the music in your church, I write,
“This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” – Nehemiah 8:10b
The joy of the Lord is our strength,
We need to ask “what brings God joy?”
Joy is expressed with a smile
The sound of the strings is one thing that brings Him joy
the music of the strings makes you glad – Psalm 45:8b
So you, in particular, have a unique strength from the Lord! I want you to harness this strength. You can’t force your gifts onto the church, if they don’t want them. In this case, stop casting your beautifully translucent pearls to the swine. This strength that you have from the Lord will still manifest itself but through you in some unexpected way. Sometimes we just need to go in a different direction. Give this some prayerful thought, won’t you?