Monday, October 1, 2012
" Paganini, the great violinist, came out before his audience one day and made the discovery just as they ended their applause that there was something wrong with his violin. He looked at it a second then saw that it was not his famous and valuable one.
He felt paralyzed for a moment, then turned to his audience and told them there had been some mistake and he did not have his own violin. He stepped back behind the curtain thinking that it was still where he had left it, but discovered that someone had stolen his and left that old second hand one in its place He remained back of the curtain a moment, then came out before his audience and said:
" It is your mission, tested and tried one, to walk out on the stage of this world and reveal to all earth and heaven that the music is not in the conditions, not in the things, not in externals, but the music of life is in your own soul."
So on this beautiful October day, I am thankful that within my soul sings a melody that no matter what happens, I know that " All things work together for good to those who love God , to those who are the called according to His purpose." (Romans 8:28)
"Faith already knows that everything that happens fits into a pattern for good to those who love God. An inconvenience is always, whether we see it or not, a blessed inconvenience."
(from a Path Through Suffering, p. 59)
My son said the other day that if I had chose not to have children, I could have lived free of heartache and pain. It was a bit before I could answer because of the lump in my throat. Finally, as the tears rolled down my face I said, " What ever bit of discomfort I may be feeling now, does not ever touch the joy in my life that I have been given, nor the laughter that has filled my days. We all experience hard things but it is those things that give us pain that gives us joy when it is all past." I know that I can look past where I am today into a glorius new beginning that is just around the corner. Because of the music that lives in my soul.
Have a lovely golden October day,