Day Three – Fill Your Space

Today’s Scripture: Job 8:9; Romans 12:16; James 4:14

In 1998, Lynda Ellis wrote a poem called The Dash, referring to the dash (-) on a tombstone placed between the year of birth and the year of death. The dash represents what we do between the time we are born and the time we die. That’s our “space.”

The impact of Ellis’ poem hit me when our choir director instructed everyone on the risers to fill their space with song. By this time, we had the music memorized, so no one was looking down at the words. Our heads were lifted high, eyes on the director, mouths wide open. Everyone presented his best singing voice. The sound was phenomenal! There was no empty space. Every inch was filled with music. First and second sopranos, altos, contraltos, tenors, baritones, and basses. The space became an amazing blend of harmonized worship to the Lord. It sounded so much fuller from when the alto section huddled together to focus on one monotonous part.

Paul the Apostle said we should “live in harmony . . .“ It’s an intentional act that strengthens the entire Body and allows the world to see a unified force bringing glory to God.

  • With what do you “fill your space?”
  • How are you being intentional in living in harmony with others?

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