The Stradivarius violin, created by Antonio Stradivari (1644-1737), is one of the most coveted and revered musical instruments in the world. Played by some of the top violinists, the violin has fetched auction prices of nearly 4 million dollars. But all of the musicians who have had the privilege to play it unanimously state it is priceless.
There are some Stradivarius violins that are only on display in museums. One such museum is located in Cremona, Italy. The curator is musician, Andrea Mosconi. His daily duty is to play each violin and instruments. He says that if the violins “aren't carefully looked after, including being played every day, the wood becomes stiff and unresponsive and the instruments will lose their rich sound.”
What a wonderful job!
Embedded within this story is a wonderful life lesson for all of us. Like the priceless violins, we, too, need to be played daily by our Master and Creator, the Lord Jesus Christ. In fact, every moment of the day, we should be yielded to His loving embrace and allow Him to take control and comfort us.
His left hand is under my head, and his right hand embraces me!
Song of Solomon 2:6 (ESV)
God’s Hands are continually supporting our head and embracing us. If we don’t allow Him to support us, we, like the Stradivarius, will become stiff and unresponsive to His presence. We, too, will lose the richness of our praise and worship and disintegrate into whining and plaintive cries of complaints.
Allow God to lay His hands upon you every moment of the day. Let Him play you!
Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.