This is a good story that shows that we may be beat up in body and
spirit, but when the Lord comes into the picture, all will be restored
and made better than before.
Trust in the Lord in all your ways, even when things don't look like they
will end up the way you want. God sees the end of the road that we are
still traveling on. Keep trusting the Lord and He is faithful to make
every crooked path straight. (Isaiah 40:4)
THE TOUCH OF THE MASTER'S HAND
Well it was battered and scarred, and the auctioneer felt It was hardly
worth his while, to waste much time on the old violin But he held it up
with a smile..."It sure ain't much but it's all we got left, I guess we
ought to sell it too...Now who'll start the bid on this old violin, just
one more and we'll be through."
And then he cried, "One! Give me one dollar! Who'll make it two? Only
two dollars! Who'll make it three? Three dollars twice! Now that's a
good price...now who's got a bid for me. Raise up your hand and don't
wait any longer. The auction's about to end Who's got four? Just one
dollar more... to bid on this old violin."
Well the air was hot and the people stood around As the sun was setting
low. From the back of the crowd a gray-haired man Came forward, picked up
the bow. He wiped the dust from the old violin, and tightened up the
strings... Then he played out a melody pure and sweet...sweeter than the
And then the music stopped... and the auctioneer with a voice that was
quiet and low, He said, "What am I to bid for this old violin? " Then he
held it up with a bow.
And then he cried, "One! Give me one thousand! Who'll make it two? Only
two thousand! Who'll make it three? Three thousand twice! Now that's a
good price... but who's got a bid for me. The people cried out, "What
made the change? We don't understand" Then the auctioneer stopped and He
said with a smile, "It was the Touch of A Master's Hand"
Now you know many a man with a life out of tune is battered and scarred
with sin And he's auctioned cheap to a thankless world, much like that old
violin. Then the Master comes, and the foolish crowd. They never
understand The worth of a soul and the change that is wrought, Just by
one touch of THE MASTER'S HAND.
God is able to change any heart and make any life worth living to those
that feel worthless and unworthy. He is able to do exceeding abundantly
above all that we ask or think, Ephesians 3:20. If you sometimes feel like
that violin, then I encourage you to seek a touch of The Master's Hand and
He is faithful to do for you all that you ask of God.
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
2 Corinthians 5:17 "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new
creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."
Ephesians 4:22-24 "That ye put off concerning the former conversation the
old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed
in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after
God is created in righteousness and true holiness."
Psalm 103:2-5 "Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who
redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness
and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy
youth is renewed like the eagle's."
All scriptures can be found in the KJV.
In Christ Service,
Gods Work Ministry