Created from Georgia marble and Florida coquina stone, and ornamented with the
forms of plants and animals, the Bok Tower in Lake Wales, Florida was built to
house a 57-bell carillon. Visitors sit amidst the splendor of a lovely
subtropical garden to listen to the lovely music of the bells. Every part of
the carillon moves mechanically as it has in carillons since the seventeenth
century. The largest of the bells weighs over 11 tons! The smallest bell weighs
only 17 pounds! Every one of the 57 bells is necessary to play the melodies
that cover nearly five octaves. The big bell cannot boast that the little bell
is unimportant. The little bell cannot boast that the largest is much too
large, and much too loud. The same thing is true in the kingdom of God. Whether
the work we do seems large or small, whether the melody we make is loud or
soft, God needs us so that the work of his church can move in perfect harmony.

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About The Author

Robert Shannon, a retired preacher living in North Carolina, began preaching at the age of 16. He has preached in churches in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, and Florida, his longest ministry at First Christian Church of Largo Florida. Now in semi-retirement, he has preached regularly for churches in North Carolina and Tennessee. He has also contributed to kingdom work as a missionary to Eastern Europe and as a Bible College professor. He is past-president of the North American Christian Convention. Bob is the author or co-author of several books.

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