Live in harmony with one another!
Romans 12:16 Live in harmony with one another.
The other day, my Mom did the craziest thing. Milo and I were fighting with each other, so Mom went into the kitchen cupboards and grabbed a wooden spoon and a pot. I thought I was going to get it, if you know what I mean!
Then Mom went over to our piano and started to bang on the pot with the wooden spoon with one hand, while pounding on the piano keys with the other. Ouch! That awful noise was hurting my ears, so Milo and I begged Mom to stop!
Mom stopped making the terrible sounding music, and opened up her Bible. She read Romans 12:16 to us.
“Live in harmony with one another.”
Then she explained why she had made that awful music. When a song is written for different instruments to play, the parts are written so that the instruments are in harmony with one another. They work together to make beautiful sounding music.
God meant for us to live in harmony with one another. Sometimes Milo and I fight because we are so different from each other. We don’t get each other, so we fight. Mom explained that when we learn to appreciate the differences of others, we can learn to get along with each other. And when we get along with each other it is like we are a band or orchestra that is playing in harmony with each other. The result is beautiful music.
So, at the end of it, I realized that I was wrong for participating in the fight with Milo. I said sorry. She said sorry too. Then we prayed for God’s help to learn to live in harmony with one another (because, truth be known, sometimes Milo really bugs me!).