Recently I was working with a girl who had overdosed on heroin. We ended our time together by going to the symphony. My husband Brad was performing and got us great tickets! 🙂 The pieces were Death and Transfiguration, by Strauss, and Symphony #6, the Pathétique, by Tchaikovsky. The Pathétique was finished 9 days before Tchaikovsky died (some think it was by suicide due to his sexual issues).
While my friend listened to the concert she thought about all the lies she had believed; about her addictions, her bitterness; and most of all, about life and death. Wow. The power of music is incredible. By the end of the concert she made amends with a family member, cried like a baby , and chose life.
Then next morning, I pulled a book from my bookshelf and “randomly” opened it to this devotional:
You are to Me a beautiful song. Your life is a sweet symphony that I Myself am composing note by note.
I take your failures, your tears, and your triumphs, and I turn them into a glorious harmony that will be sung in the heavens for all eternity. All your thoughts and deeds are laid before Me like notes on a page.
Every choice you make is a significant chord in an eternal arrangement. Don’t let the noise of the world destroy your magnificent melody, My beloved. Seek Me in the quiet stillness of the morning, and I will fill your heart with divine music. Stay in rhythm with My Spirit throughout the day, and I will make your life an irresistible medley that will linger like sweet perfume in the hearts of all that journey with you. Walk with Me in absolute surrender, and you will draw others to Me in a rhapsody of praise.
Love, Your King and your Composer
(His Princess Love Letters from Your King, by Sheri Rose Shepherd)
God so obviously meant it for her that I gifted her with the book. I love how He loves us! 🙂
Always remember that God is crazy about you…and He will orchestrate your healing. He delights in us and we are the symphony that He is writing. How cool is that!!!