Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations. Psalms100
In his later years Beethoven would spend hours playing a broken harpsicord. The instrument was worthless. Keys were missing. Strings were stretched. It was out of tune, harsh to the ears. Nonetheless the great pianist would play till tears came down his cheeks. To look at him, you'd think he was hearing the sublime. He was. For he was deaf. Beethoven was hearing the sound the instrument should make, not the one it did make.
As an orchestra tunes up there are many different sounds. They too are looking for that distinct sound. Some are high, some low and some sounds are distorted. All instruments need tuned to the masters sound. As the conductor comes to the podium and taps his baton, all falls quiet and the instruments stand paused, ready for their instructions. All chaos and disorder ceases and the symphony begins to produce what the master conductor desires. Refined music flows forth, harmony is instilled, and a call to excellence is manufactured.
As we enter into worship, and come together, great harmony is acquired and the atmosphere is set for the presence of God to enter in. Our worship team strives to accomplish this setting. As they set the standard, it becomes easy to enter in to His gates. 1 Peter 2:9 says, "But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should sh ew fo rth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light".