Imagine a big black wooden box with a few big sticks and a little metal attached. Now, imagine it sitting in the middle of a village that has plenty of trees around the village. The villagers walk by the box every day until one day one of the villagers decides the box isn’t serving any purpose, so he may as well chop it up and use it as firewood. So, he goes to get his axe. Meanwhile, a stranger strolls into town. The stranger sees the box and makes a temporary stool out of a nearby tree stump. He sits down in front of the box and opens a flap on the box, revealing a series of white and black wooden keys. Then, something happens that has never happened before. The stranger begins to play music on the box, known to him as a piano. And not just any music, for the stranger is not just any man. His name is Mozart. In one shining, redemptive moment, he reveals the true original glory of the instrument. What was just a box ready for the fire is now a priceless instrument in the master’s hands. No one would dare destroy it now.
Our lives should be like that instrument. Rescued from the fire, redeemed, and brought to life by the Master.
What is your glory?