Making Music Together

Making Music Together

Have you ever felt that you’ve made a wrong decision and gone through the wrong door in life? You can rest assured of this – God’s loving faithfulness is bigger than your foul-ups. His grace will ensure that His will is accomplished in your life. There’s no need to worry that we have missed God’s will and must now settle for His second best. God has no second best. He does all things well (see Mark 7:37) and would never allow our mistakes or missteps to hinder His ultimate purposes.

Someone emailed a story to me that illustrates this point well. It shows how we can’t mess up God’s plan. He’s far too ingenious and powerful to allow that. (I apologize for not being able to cite the source of the story since I don’t know where it originally was printed.)

A mother once took her son to a Paderewski 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 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.

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