The Pianist

through the fingers, piano, pianist, music, righteousnessA skilled pianist doesn’t pound the keys with anger or harsh intent, but handles them with a great passion for the composition.  However, in between the artist’s gentle touch and the resonating overtures and crescendos, a violent storm rages in the heart of the instrument as dozens of hammers violently strike the piano strings. The audience never sees the violence within, but the music will never be heard without the vibration caused by this relentless pounding of the piano strings.

We often confuse the raging storms in our lives as an affliction from God. In reality, His masterful touch is creating something beautiful within us that will glorify the Artist. The violent clash comes from our refusal to submit to the conviction He whispers to our spirit. If we embrace that conviction and allow His hands to orchestrate a change in us, His glorious song will resonate in our lives and bless those around us.

Hebrews 12:5-7,11 And have you completely forgotten this word of encouragement that addresses you as a father addresses his son? It says, “My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.” Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.

What kind of music is He making through you?


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