The minister was preoccupied with thoughts of how he was going to ask the congregation to come up with more money than they were expecting for repairs to the church building.
Therefore, he was annoyed to find that the regular organist was sick & a substitute had been brought in at the last minute.
The substitute wanted to know what to play. "Here's a copy of the service," he said impatiently. "But, you'll have to think of something to play after I make the announcement about the finances."
During the service, the minister paused & said, "Brothers & Sisters, we are in great difficulty; the roof repairs cost twice as much as we expected & we need $4,000 more. Any of you who can pledge $100 or more, please stand up."
At that moment, the substitute organist played "The Star Spangled Banner."
And that is how the substitute became the regular organist! (truthbook.com)
(The Star Spangled Banner is the name of the US National Anthem – So on hearing the anthem being played, everyone had to stand up.)
Job 5:12 (ESV) says: “He frustrates the devices of the crafty, so that their hands achieve no success.”
“However, I do not want to force you to help me; rather, I would like for you to do it of your own free will. So I will not do anything unless you agree.” – Paul (Phm 1:14 GNB)
“When a person with experience meets a person with money, the person with experience will get the money. And the person with the money will get experience.” - Leonard Lauder.