JOURNAL ENTRY by Sherri Genung
And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes,
there shall be no more death, or sorrow, or crying.
There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away,
Then He who sat on the throne said,
“Behold, I make all things new.
Write for these words are true and faithful.”
The piano is beautiful. Its keys have the prints of a saint who played with… fantastic praise. How do I know? I can feel it, as I play my own symphony of praise to the One who breathes music into our very beings.
I have to come back to reality at times and remember that I am playing the piano belonging to Sarah Price’s family. I am so honored to put my fingers on it especially when I can hear the praise of the one who played its keys before me.
I am in firm belief that all we do or say, even in the form of music will have a lasting effect when its done as a sacrifice of praise to our Creator. So for me to feel the hands of the person who played this piano before me, does not surprise me in the least. Some of the most special times I share with God come at the piano.
One of those times was this evening. As I sat and played tonight on the piano pictured below, I kept hearing the words to Revelation 21: 4,5…”I will make all things new.” Being in the home of an author I have come to appreciate the time and thought it takes to write masterpieces of literature. So the Master says, that His word is “true and faithful.” We can bank our very souls on it, our eternal destiny , our life song.
Scripture also tells us that we are surrounded by the witness of those who have gone on before us. They shout from Heaven to keep going, to look to the Author, not to look around but to keep firmly fixed on Him, for they are witness to the truth, and are in Heaven awaiting our arrival.
So as I play this beautiful piano I hear the saint before me saying…Praise to our God, for He indeed makes all things new! He is the Master music Maker, and when I am in His presence especially at the piano all around becomes pale and its Him and me singing together.
I suppose I could play just as well at most any piano, but when the instrument has been seasoned with the grace of God I benefit all the more. Remember friends, He is indeed making all things new, all the time..in every situation and at every moment, for His song is joy and His dance is grace.