Monday, November 14, 2011

The Violin Maker

Psalm 33:6  The heavens were made by the word of the LORD and all the stars by the breath of his mouth.

The Living God has created everything in the Universe and has made it good. Scientist love to tell us how fragile the Planet is. I for one believe differently. God has made the planet much stronger than what most would admit. Most importantly the living God has created you and I. He created us all with a purpose and for a reason. Our lives are more than just for ourselves. We are meant to touch each others lives like a Sympathny plays beautiful music for the listerner to hear.

I think about violin makers. Each violin maker is different but the art of making a violin is a special and tedious process.  Contrary to popular belief most Violin makers do not look for the best wood to make a violin. They actually like the challenge of taking a piece of wood and turning it into a masterpiece. There are some instrument makers that declare they can build a master piece from any piece of  wood. They look for a piece of wood and salvage the best piece which catches their keen eye. The violin makers use their skills of tapping the wood with their carving tools and visual imagery while creating a violin. The way they cut the wood determines the beauty of the sound which comes out of the instrument. The mastered violin makers can account for the imperfections of the wood  and compensate for them. The end result is a beautiful sounding instrument which causes peace and tranquility to the listener.

Is not our God this way? When He calls us to Him; he is not looking for best piece of wood. He loves the challenge of turning any piece of wood ( You and I) into a masterpiece. He uses his creative abilities to fashion and mold the piece of wood into a familiar shape of an instrument. He passionately and softly carves each curve out of the shapeless wood. He meticulously strings the finished product and plays the new instruments with precision and love. You see the master violin maker also has a love for the music the instrument produces. The end result ( You and I) is a beautiful sounding instrument which touches the lives of the listeners.

Ephesians 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

We are God's Masterpiece for the world to see and hear. We are called to produce the voice and truth of God to the world. Our purpose is simply. Be the Violin that God has made us to be. We are all different pieces of wood cut into a beautiful shape which was crafted by the Creator. We all have a purpose. We all have a reason. Each violin is unique and plays differently but the music or the notes are all the same.  Be God's masterpiece today. Allow the creator to use you for His purpose!

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