Timbre (sounds like tam-ber) is what makes middle C on a piano sound different from the same C played on a guitar or on a trumpet. Timbre comes from the individual construction of the instrument.

This is why in a band you often have different instruments playing the same notes and chords.

Doing the same thing is not synonymous with being the same thing.

And so it is in the church.

God gives us personalities, a kind of timbre, and this doesn’t go away when we become followers of him. It gets stronger.

For us to deny ourselves–the way we think, the unique way we see the world–is to deny the timbre God built in us.

For You shaped me, inside and out.
You knitted me together in my mother’s womb
– Psalm 139:13

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