Slightly Obsessed #001 - "Incomparable" (Wednesday Devotional)
by Pamela Thorson on 2012-09-19 08:26:07

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God can use broken instruments to make incomparable music.
-Joni Eareckson Tada

 
In her book A Healing Place, quadriplegic artist and disability advocate Joni Eareckson Tada tells the story of famed violinist Yitzhak Perlman, disabled at a young age by polio. At a concert in 1995, he made his usual painstaking entrance onto the stage with the help of crutches and braces. During the performance a string suddenly broke on his violin.

An awkward silence fell over the hall. He could not simply walk off the stage for a few moments and replace the violin string. He had no spare violin at hand. He stopped, closed his eyes, and thought a moment. Then he motioned for the conductor to begin again.
   
The virtuoso played the entire piece minus one string. He masterfully rewrote the piece as he went, innovating with the strings he had to coax new sounds from his disabled violin.
   
The performance was incredible. When it ended, the awestruck audience erupted into applause.
   
Mr. Perlman answered their appreciation with these words: “You know, sometimes it is the artist’s task to find out how much music you can still make with what you have left.”
   
Ever feel you are broken beyond repair? Been looking useless lately? Has life beaten you up, thrown you down, and threatened to steal away the song God put in your heart?
   
It’s no problem for God. He’s a creative genius. He knows exactly how to take what’s left of our lives and use them to display His incomparable song of grace.
   
In fact, the greatness of His power is magnified when played out on broken instruments. There’s no danger someone will think we made the music ourselves, no doubt that the Master is in the hall.
   
All He asks is for us to offer ourselves and get prepared to be awestruck. The song of praise that results will be incomparable.
 

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels,
so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves.
2 Corinthians 4:7 NASB






About Pamela Thorson:
Pamela Thorson is a licensed practical nurse, author, and full-time caregiver. She pioneered in the homeschooling movement from 1982-2006 and authored her first book, Song in the Night, in 2008. She resides in the Northwest with her family.

Connect with Pamela Thorson
Website: http://www.songinthenight.net
Blog: http://www.pamthorsonsblog.blogspot.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/SongintheNight






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