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A famous violinist once ordered a manufacturer to make for him the very best instrument his skilled fingers could produce. But when the violin was delivered, its tone did not please the sensitive artist. In indignation he smashed it.
The disheartened dealer tried to atone for his failure. Carefully gathering the broken pieces, he remade the violin and sent it back to the fastidious musician. This time the master was charmed with the tone, and was surprised to learn that the violin was the very one he had broken to bits.
"I have made it out of the fragments," revealed the proud manufacturer.
Likewise, God can take the fragments of the life shattered by sinful indulgence, and, putting its pieces together, He can produce in the regenerated soul sweet melodies.-
Are you burdened in your spiritual journey today? If so, I’ve got good news that you can lighten your load. It’s likely that many of us are carrying burdens today that don’t belong on the journey,
Salvation is a "Free Gift" from God.
Although "Free" it does not mean everyone has it.
If the local hardware store was handing out free snow shovels today, does that mean you have one, no.
You have to go to the hardware store and ask for one of those free snow shovels, and then when it is in your hands you can claim "I have that free gift".
So it is with the gift of salvation, you must ask God to come and live in your heart and he will freely give you his gift of eternal life.
In grace God saves us. He doesn’t patch up our old life’s that has been
shattered by sin and satan into a million pieces. That would not do.
His reputation is at stake. We are His workmanship! Brand new.
In my failure, sin, and sorrow, broken hearted,
crushed and torn,
I have felt His presence near me; He has all
my burdens born.
I have seen Him, I have known Him, for He
deigns to walk with me;
And the glory of His presence will be mine eternally.
O the glory of His presence, O the beauty of His face;
I am His and His forever, He has won me by His grace.