Before musicians play a piece of music, they get their instruments in tune.
But how do they know which is the true pitch to align with?
The piano might think it’s got the correct “A” note, but the violin begs to differ. Or maybe the clarinet insists that it’s the only one who truly has the right note; a mere trumpet certainly wouldn’t know.
To settle the arguments of squabbling instruments, there’s only one solution:
Use a tuning fork (or its electronic equivalent).
When struck, a traditional tuning fork vibrates at 440 Hz to produce a pure “concert A” note. Once this correct pitch has been established and sounded, all the instruments can tune to it instead of to each other.
This guarantees that the whole orchestra will be perfectly in tune.
I think there’s a little lesson that we believers can glean from this…
Too often, we want other believers to get in alignment with our viewpoint, our “pitch,” as it were. We insist that only we have the correct revelation from the Word of God about this or that matter, and everyone else needs to get on board with us.Read more