Wednesday, May 26, 2010

God's Song

A church organist was practicing a piece by Felix Mendelssohn and not doing too well. Frustrated, he gathered up his music and started to leave. He had not noticed a stranger come in and sit in a rear pew.

As the organist turned to go, the stranger came forward and asked if he could play the piece. "I never let anyone touch this organ!" came the blunt reply. Finally, after two more polite requests, the grumpy musician reluctantly gave him permission.

The stranger sat down and filled the sanctuary with beautiful, flawless music. When he finished, the organist asked, "Who are you?" The man replied, "I am Felix Mendelssohn." The organist had almost prevented the song's creator from playing his own music!

There are times when we too try to play the chords of our lives and prevent our Creator from making beautiful music. Like that stubborn organist, we only reluctantly take our hands off the keys. As His people, we are "created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand" (Ephesians 2:10). But our lives won't produce beautiful music unless we let Him work through us.

God has a symphony written for our lives. Let's allow Him to have His way in us. — David C. Egner

Once we stop our own devising,
Quit the schemes of our own choosing,
Cease from all our fruitless striving,
God steps in with grace and power! —D. De Haan

God's ability is not limited by our inability.

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I got this article from Our Daily Bread, it's an entry for November 20, 2002. I thought of sharing this because it made my day, touched me, reminded me and inspired me.

I have entries that are waiting for me to finish but I know I need to rev up my spirit first before i can do that; so please include me in your prayers as well as our upcoming final exams. Thank you. =)

May blessings be poured upon you as you say your prayers. May the love of God illuminate your life and all that surrounds you.
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1 comment:

nanayangel said...

Inspiring. I'm Angel (nanayangel) of NSS. We miss you there. Hope you can come again and visit us.