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A Most Reliable Servant
By JMS Bell
Saturday, September 05, 2009

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A servant named, Music...

I have a friend whose name is Jesus. He is my very best friend...a friend above all friends. I go to visit Him often...knowing that I am welcome at any time. He is always home and we have the type of relationship that I don't have to let Him know when I'm going to visit...I can just 'drop by' any time, day or night, His home is always open to me.

My friend has a servant. His servant's name is Music. Now,  there are other worthy servants whose name is Music also but, Jesus' servant, Music, works only for Jesus and tends to the needs of those seeking an audience with Jesus.

There are times when I feel a need to visit Jesus and even while I am approaching the door, Music runs to meet me and we walk into my friend's house together. Such a good and reliable servant, he welcomes me into his Master's place with open arms. I have known him quite a while and he eagerly takes my bag and any other 'weighty' things that I may be 'carrying'. Tenderly, he leads me to a warm, peaceful, resting place and offers a soothing, thirst quenching drink, that is uniquely his own. I tell you, his care is 'divine hospitality' such as I've never known and all the while, he continuously assures me of my friend's soon entrance.

My anticipation is heightened, as this wonderful servant let's me know that I've come to the right place and whatever it is I'm seeking, Jesus will not send me away empty. Then he goes on to tell me that whatever gifts I have brought Jesus; my praise, my worship, my adoration...will be received jubilantly and doubly reciprocated.

I am overjoyed when I hear from him that my dear friend somehow already 'knew' I was coming for a visit, therefore, the servant was duly 'instructed' as to what to say to me and how to say it... and he does it excellently.

Yes, Music does his job of preparing me for Jesus' arrival well. So well, in fact, that even when he is not there I still remember him. Just thinking of his words, which are melodious and his timeless  beckonings, softens my heart and leads me to 'yearn' for the embrace and love my friend, once more.

Now...it should be mentioned and understood that no matter how wonderful Music is, if I had to, I could  very well do without him. But, on the other hand, it's my friend, Jesus ...that I could never...ever...do without. So, as appreciative of  Music as I am...only the entrance of Jesus makes my visit completely worthwhile. 

Still...I must give credit where credit is due; a good, right and ready servant, whom I do treasure so very much is...Music.

 

 

2Chron. 7:6

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Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 10/8/2012
Well said and a good message that might cause some to think just a little more deeply about certain things in life...M
Reviewed by J Howard 9/15/2012
very lovely. i see the life we live as the music, and we are his instruments...often i am off key...but HE is forgiving and continues to let me play! thanks for your writing-
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 7/4/2010
A fine ode to music and all that it signifies, Joyce. I love music as well. Nicely done. Love and blessings to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 4/1/2010
All our blessings come from Him, and music is just one of these...your love and devotion are so strong, as is evident in all your words and works, Joyce. God bless and Have a Happy and Blessed Easter. ~Hugs, Elizabeth
Reviewed by Inspire Hope 3/31/2010
Uplifting and encouraging Joyce, I really enjoyed and am blessed by these words this morning! May the Lord bless you today with an abundance of His Love and grace, to continually pour into others!
Thanks my dear mentor!

Much Love,
Margaret
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 3/27/2010
holds reader interest
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 9/6/2009
Hearing Mozart's "Lacrimosa" from his Requiem brings one of the most sublime moment to a soul that wants some peace.

Georg

Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 9/6/2009
Joyce, music is born of mood and like you, I love it, too. I can understand how it soothes or sustains you in combination with JESUS.
Reviewed by Daniel Keith 9/5/2009
Very nice Joyce, it is knowing that he is always waiting with open arms to greet us. The Lord knows our every need before we ask, but he likes for us to ask him. May God bless you every day of your life.

Daniel
Reviewed by Nicole Weaver 9/5/2009
Very inspiring.
Nicole
Reviewed by Richard Arrington 9/5/2009
This is very nice.


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