Monday, March 15, 2010

The Master’s Touch

A Good Poem
I’ve always enjoyed this poem about the touch of the master’s hand. I’m sure you’ve seen it, but here it is again.

The Touch Of The Master's Hand

'Twas battered and scarred and the auctioneer
Thought it scarcely worth his while
To waste much time on the old violin,
But he held it up with a smile.

"What am I bid, good folk?" he cried.
"Who'll start the bidding for me?
A dollar, a dollar ... now two ... only two ...
Two dollars, and who'll make it three?

"Three dollars once, three dollars twice,violin
Going for three" ... but no!
From the room far back a gray-haired man
Came forward and picked up the bow.

Then wiping the dust from the old violin
And tightening up the strings,
He played a melody pure and sweet,
As sweet as an angel sings.

The music ceased, and the auctioneer,
With a voice that was quiet and low,
Said, "What am I bid for the old violin?"
As he held it up with the bow.

"A thousand dollars ... and who'll make it two?
Two...two thousand, and who'll make it three?
Three thousand once and three thousand twice ...
Three thousand and gone!" said he.

The people cheered, but some exclaimed
"We do not quite understand ...
What changed it's worth?" and the answer came:
" 'Twas the touch of the master's hand."

And many a man with soul out of tune
And battered and scarred by sin
Is auctioned cheap by the thoughtless crowd
Just like the old violin.

But the Master comes, and the foolish crowd
Never can quite understand
The worth of a soul, and the change that is wrought
By the touch of the master's hand.

O Master! I am the tuneless one
Lay, lay Thy hand on me,
Transform me now, put a song in my heart
Of melody, Lord, to Thee!

By Myra Brooks Welch

A Thought--I was thinking that we are like instruments… a musical instrument, a carpenter’s tool, etc. Our value and worth depends on the touch of the master. If God is not our Master, we appear to be almost worthless. But with God controlling we can have much value.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
We’re on daylight savings time. They say we’ve got an extra hour of day light. Where did it come from? We sure didn’t slow down the earth’s rotation did we?

Quote of the Day
What you need to know about the past is that no matter what has happened, it has all worked together to bring you to this very moment.  And this is the moment you can choose to make everything new.  Right now.
~Author Unknown

Joke of the Day

You are driving in a car at a constant speed. On your left side is a valley and on your right side is a fire engine traveling at the same speed as you. In front of you is a galloping pig which is the same size as your car and you cannot overtake it. Behind you is a helicopter flying at ground level. Both the giant pig and the helicopter are also traveling at the same speed as you. What must you do to safely get out of this highly dangerous situation?

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1 comment:

Dar said...

What a wonderful entry...there is a beautiful old violin in the family that I am certain will someday go to my niece...she plays lovely tunes and lovingly. She has been touched by the Master.

Daylight savings time is a complete bit of nonsense...

Making everything new

Seems I have been on the childrens carousel awhile...hmmmm

Bless Your Day