Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Thursday, January 9, 2014
The Golden Gibson Banjo
Photo courtesy Gipson Banjo
The special order was going
to take longer than usual, because the musical instrument in question must be
created out of the ordinary and unique.
The notice came that our long
awaited Banjo with the Gold trim, was being shipped to us by a certain transit
When the day arrived to
receive our prized possession, Robert decided he must inspect it there at the
Carefully he opened the
crate, then the Banjo case.What a shock
to view the neck of the banjo broken with a large crack.
The workers at the delivery
company were as surprised as we were, but they agreed to ship the instrument
back to Gibson free of charge and their insurance would pay for a new Banjo.
Again we waited many months,
as we did not want a banjo that was repaired, but we wanted a brand new
instrument, unlike any other with its beautiful Gold trim.
The announcement was received;
our new Banjo was ready for pick up.Again we opened the carton and discovered the gorgeous Gibson ready for
use at our church.
For many years, Robert
enjoyed playing his elegant and striking Banjo.Then one day after a year of preparation, we moved to Oklahoma to attend
Rhema Bible College and Robert took our Banjo with us.
Life was changing and
although Robert played his banjo a few times, it seemed God had something else
in store for us.
A young Pastor attended the
Bible College along with us, and Robert was inclined to invite him over for
lunch one day.This gentleman also
played the banjo, but his instrument was not fancy or as striking as Robert’s
At the end of our meal,
Robert offered his prize possession to the Young Pastor and it was gratefully
accepted.Robert expected it to be used
for the Lord, and he gave it joyfully.
There are times in life when
there is a shift in your everyday habits and changes occur sometimes
unwelcomed, but they happen never the less.
God may be asking you to lay
down something that is a prized possession, but understand there is a reason
and it will be revealed to you.God’s
plans are not always explained at the time, but his ways are best.
As we learn to trust, we find
that we really did not need that fancy Golden opportunity we thought we would
treasure for ever.