They do say small things amuse small minds. Well, what about VU meters? In the days of cassette players and stereo hifi amplifiers, they were the needle displays on recording and playback equipment that danced to the sound that was being played. It enabled you to ‘see’ the volume of the sound you were recording, and also ‘see’ the sound pattern.
These days audio editing software paints a picture of the sound, and you can project 3D patterns that change with swirling colours. Being able to ‘see’ what you can hear does reinforce the experience.
Some people can look at sheet music and hear the music. Beethoven could compose it though deaf!
Music happens in the air, but it actually occurs in the brain – and I would say we experience it in the soul.
Church really flies when God is speaking, and people around you, like VU meters, are moving to the same message, and you know what is going on in your soul is going on in other people’s. Personalised, unique, but One. God reverberating in our worship and lives.
Small things that point to the infinite.