I have come to understand a certain truth only after making sure that I did it the hard way. I have always believed God loved me. During my near-death experience, His love for me was unquestionable. Yet, even after my near-death experience, I found it a struggle at times to feel deserving of God’s love. I wasn’t doing anything bad – I just wasn’t allowing God’s love to truly bless my life.
Since my near-death experience, I have made a consistent effort to see myself as God sees me. I know that in mortality that will not really be possible but I also know amazing things are possible in mortality. It is because of God’s love for me and you and the fact that we are literally his children that we are capable of those amazing things!
It takes faith, but I have found that each time I step out and exercise faith and follow God’s guidance for me I am astounded with the results that come. I hope if you are not sure of God’s love for you that you will give faith in Him a try. I know you will be pleasantly surprised as well! While we cannot yet look into His face and see His love for us – we can experience what I like to call the tangibly intangible. God’s love is one of those tangibly intangible things that is meant to bless our lives!
Today I share a story that I think gives a sampler of what God’s love can do. I hope you enjoy!
THE MASTER’S HAND
Wishing to encourage her young son’s progress on the piano, a mother took the small boy to a Paderewski concert. After they were seated, the mother spotted a friend in the audience and walked down the aisle to greet her. Seizing the opportunity to explore the wonders of the concert hall, the little boy rose and eventually explored his way through a door marked “NO ADMITTANCE.”
When the house lights dimmed and the concert was about to begin, the mother returned to her seat and discovered that her son was missing. Suddenly, the curtains parted and spotlights focused on the impressive Steinway on stage. In horror, the mother saw her little boy sitting at the keyboard, 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 obligatio. Together, the old master and the young novice transformed a frightening situation into a wonderfully creative experience. The audience was mesmerized.
That’s the way it is with God. What we can accomplish on our own is hardly noteworthy. We try our best, but the results aren’t exactly graceful flowing music. But with the hand of the Master, our life’s work truly can be beautiful. Next time you set out to accomplish great feats, listen carefully. You can hear the voice of the Master, whispering in your ear, “Don’t quit, keep playing.” Feel His loving arms around you. Know that His strong hands are playing the concerto of your life. Remember, God doesn’t call the equipped, He equips the called.
– Author Unknown –
Story shared from the following website: http://godslittleacre.net/inspirationalstories/the_masters_hand.html
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