Thursday, August 20, 2015

Afraid of the Master’s Touch

Mendelssohn (1809-1847; was a great German composer, pianist & organist) once visited the cathedral at Fribourg & having heard the great organ, went into the organ loft & asked to be allowed to play it.

The old organist, in jealousy for his instrument, at first refused, but was afterward prevailed on to allow the great German composer to try the colossal “thunderer” of the cathedral.

After standing by in an ecstasy of delight & amazement for a few moments, he suddenly laid his hands on the shoulders of the musician & exclaimed: “Who are you? What is your name?”

“Mendelssohn,” replied the player.

“And can it be that I had so nearly refused to let Mendelssohn touch this organ!”

Christians often refuse to let God have His way in their life because they are afraid of the outcome.

-  I. K. Funk & D. S. Gregory (

Jer 10:23 (KJV): "O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps."

"It is foolish to move into the future on our own when God is waiting to guide us. His plan is the best. If we yield to Him, He can save us from Satan's snares."  - Zac Poonen.

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