Behind The Sound

Did you ever wonder what makes a pipe organ sound?  In some ways its much more simple then you may think — it is just air moving through pipes!   Last week Br. Luke needed help moving a large air duct to make space for the installation of a new division.  So 10 of us brothers carefully climbed down the narrow south-side organ chamber and raised a large piece of metal duct work. This pipe runs at least 150 ft down and underneath the church, and provides the air power for thousands of pipes to sound.  Much of the organ is very intricate and put together in a very specialized way, but you can’t take away the basic ingredient, or no sound is created.  It’s a bit like us. If we lose our breath, no matter how carefully the rest of the instrument is constructed, or how hard we might try, we can’t do much without God’s breath running through us!