A renowned violinist announced before a concert that he would play one of the world’s most expensive violins. His first composition was played flawlessly, and the audience was thrilled at the performance.
After taking his bows, the musician suddenly smashed the instrument, completely demolishing it. The audience was horrified — that is, until the violinist explained that he had been playing a cheap violin.
Then, picking up the expensive instrument, the virtuoso began to draw the bow across the strings. The sound was beautiful, but most of the people couldn’t tell any difference between the music from the expensive violin and the cheap one. The quality of the instrument was secondary to the skill of the violinist. (Daily Bread, Oct. 1, 1991.)
It is similar with our service for the Lord. The Master can take ordinary instruments like you and me and produce unbelievable things from our lives. HE does not depend much on your talents and gifts. All HE is looking for is a surrendered heart!
What music is coming from your life?
“When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus” (Acts 4:13).