Making Music Again
Posted on September 20, 2019 by Erin Culleny in Victory Call
I was having lunch with a much loved girlfriend of mine and what a good time we had! It’s amazing to me how much two women can talk and eat at the same time! We chatted about our kids, our health, our work, etc. Before you knew it, lunch was over and it was time to head back home… but not before she gave me a Victory Call! Boy was this ever a true Victory! First let me say I was honored that she trusted me yet again with something so personal, but I’m glad she knows she can do that and I in turn feel that I can do the same with her and have, it’s a safe place to open our hearts. She said; “Hey, Guess what I got for Christmas?” I gave two smart mouth guesses and was wrong on both! What she got was a clarinet. Well, I started cracking up because I had no clue she could carry a note in a bag let alone play an instrument! She went on to explain that she had played for a very long time starting out as a child and on into young adulthood and apparently was really good at it. She tried to tell me something about first, second and third chair positions; it could be musical chairs, that’s how much I know about this stuff! But never the less the girl was good! I don’t think I have seen her face light up about anything in this way before. She was truly passionate about her music. It was like an old friend that had gone away was back in her life again. She said how much she just loved to play. Sadly, she had stopped years ago and her passion to play and love for the art had been temporarily buried. There was unfortunately an awful experience for her that prevented her from continuing to play. In essence, through no fault of her own, she had been, to use her words; robbed. Jesus says in John 10:10 ‘The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.’
Are you ready for the Victory? Here it is-
To her delight and amazement her memory of the skills to play had come right back! When picking up the instrument the sleeping gift was awakened again and her hands and fingers took their rightful place on the instrument and she began to make music again. She also found in storage her old music books. She hopes to look into spending some time sharpening her gift. It truly is a gift from the Lord to be able to make beautiful music. The greater gift is the joy it can fill her heart and spirit with. And although it may have had a brief intermission, she can have that joy back in her life and have it to the full. I look forward to hearing her play.
My heart rejoices in the LORD; in the LORD my horn is lifted high.
My mouth boasts over my enemies, for I delight in your deliverance.
1 Samuel 2: 1b
Written by Dina Seaton: Dina Seaton has served on staff for 17 years, currently in Food Service. She is a proud Air Force mom and loves spending time with her son wherever he is, near or far. He is truly her greatest joy. Dina came to Christ in 2000. She loves God and wants to love Him more!
Think About This: If others don’t use their gifts, you get cheated, and if you don’t use your gifts, they get cheated. – Rick Warren
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! – Psalm 139:17
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the doctrinal and theological views held by America’s Keswick.