Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Making Music Together.....

I just read a fabulous little story, painting a picture of the Father's love and faithfulness that really touched my heart. I was struggling a bit over a letter I had written to someone, thinking did I say that wrong. Did that part sound offensive? Did I sound arrogant? Honestly my intent was to be loving and respectful, but did I sound like a fool? On and on it goes, the second guessing of myself that only torments me. So I read this beautiful story, which I have heard recently elsewhere, and it was such a refreshing reminder of how God can redeem anything we do. He will never allow, what we think might be mistakes or mess ups to hinder His ultimate purposes. He causes all things to work together for good. Isn't that amazing!
The story comes from my monthly GraceVine newsletter, sent out by Steve McVey. 
A mother once took her son to a Padrewski concert. After they were seated, the mother was temporarily distracted by talking to a friend. Taking advantage of the chance to explore, the little boy walked away. He went through a door marked, "No Admittance."
When the house lights dimmed the mother turned to see that her son was missing.  About that time, the curtains parted and the spotlight was focused on the grand piano on stage. Seated at the keyboard was the little boy, innocently picking out "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star."
At that moment, the great piano master made his entrance, quickly moved to the piano and whispered in the boy's ear, "Don't quit. Keep playing." Then leaning over, Paderewski reached down with his left hand and began filling in a bass part. Soon his right arm reached around to the other side of the child and he added a running obbligato.
Together, the old master and the young novice transformed what had appeared to be a terrible blunder into a creative masterpiece. The audience was overwhelmed by the beauty of that moment. The moment had been redeemed. 
Whatever your situation in life may be, you don't have to worry. Your Father's eternal arm's are around you, working to accomplish His purpose for you. He will create a masterpiece of your life. You don't have to worry that your performance isn't as good as it should be. Trust Him and He will work with you where you are. In union with Him, the two of you will make beautiful music together. (all italics from Steve McVey's article)
I just love how God is - He is for us and He uses us in ways we never thought possible, because He wants His grace to be known more than anything and for that we should give him all the glory!!


Bino M. said...

Lydia, What a wonderful story! It was very appropriate you quoted 'He causes all things to work together for good'. This is one of my favorite verses in the Bible and I truly believe it. He can work through all our badness and turn them in to goodness. I love this God!

lydia said...

Thanks Bino! I love our Awesome God and Father too!!