There once lived a man who inherited an unusual and complicated musical instrument. It was broken, however, and try as he might he could not find anyone who had ever seen an instrument like this before, let alone how to fix or play it! Year after year it sat in a dark corner of his house, and many times he was tempted to give up and scrap the instrument.
One day a stranger came into town, and the man invited him to stay with him since all the hotels were full. In the middle of the night the owner of the house woke up to the most beautiful music he had ever heard. He rushed to the sound and found that the stranger had fixed the instrument! In his amazement he asked, “How did you know how to fix it? How are you able to play it? I’ve consulted every expert there is!”
The stranger replied, “A long time ago I made many complex instruments like this, and each one is unique. This is one of mine. Shouldn’t I know how to fix it and play it?”
No matter how broken we feel, how worthless, we need to know that we are uniquely made, each one of us. Lots of people try to fix and play us – and we let them. Churches promise they can, but they just empty our pockets.(been there) :/ But I’m happy about this good news, that there is One who intimately knows us, because He made us. If we let Him, He can fix our brokenness, and play us like no other can! :-)
“Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.” Psalm 100:3
P.S. And to think..the day is coming, *and now is*, when all these instruments are coming together for a grand orchestra! :-)