“In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.” (John 1:4 ESV)

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

God's Instrument

by Macy Johnson
“Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.”
(Matthew 5:42 NIV)

The piano is my instrument. I am God’s instrument. He coats my mind and the piano’s stretched strings with tones to bless others and point them to Him. 

Every time I look down at black and white keys I confess, “Lord, I cannot do this. Please do it through me.” I don’t understand how it works, how He meticulously deposits harmonious vibrations into His creation. It’s a mystery. He gets all the glory.

The Georgia Music Educators Association’s Large Group Performance Evaluation was held the second week of March at Newton High School in Covington, Georgia. The Morgan County Middle and High School choruses produced magnificent, intricate melodies on the auditorium’s stage with me at the piano.

After the last piece Thursday afternoon I closed my music, stood and slipped backstage behind the curtain, anxious to head home. An urgent voice out of the darkness whispered, “Accompanist! Accompanist!”

I turned to find an anxious gentleman with a single piece of music in his hand. He pleaded, “My accompanist backed out the last minute. Would you please play for us? We perform in one hour.”

I glanced over the copy of “Lord, Thy Servants Praise Thee,” by Mozart and replied, “Certainly. I’ll meet you in the auditorium.”

“I’m sorry, I don’t have my checkbook.” He apologized. “May I mail you a check?”

“That’s not necessary,” I replied, “It will be my gift.”

The director later admitted he recognized I was the one to help them as he watched me accompany the Morgan County High Women’s Ensemble. God led him to me and me to him.

I will be willing and available to serve in His kingdom today. I hope you will, too!

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