I found God on the corner of First and Amistad…

It never ceases to amaze me that God can be found in the most unlikely of places.  If we will simply take the time to slow down and look, we will see that God is in everything.  He is the creator of all things.  He made everything from the largest galaxy to the E minor chord (Thank you Francis Chan).  As you may know, I am in New Orleans right now, and there are a great deal of sinful things that take place in this city (much like any other city in the world).  However, last night we were down in the French Quarter eating dinner.  After dinner we walked from where we were to Cafe Du Monde to have dessert.  As we were approaching Cafe Du Monde I began to hear some beautiful music playing.  I very quickly realized that it was a street performer playing a guitar on the side of the road.  He was extremely disheveled and dirty looking, but he was playing some of the most beautiful music.  It was as if he was transformed by his music, and it was an escape.  I do not know that anything about the man’s spiritual situation, therefore I cannot speak to that.  However, I could not help but think that the way I saw that man is the same way that God sees us.  As humans we are walking around this world looking extremely disheveled and dirty, but God sees past the crusty exterior and into our hearts.  He can transform us so that we can make beautiful music for Him.  I am almost taken aback by the thought that God could use me to make beautiful music for the Kingdom of God.  It is a very humbling thought.  I am so very small in the grand scheme of things, but God wants to use me to make a mark in this world.  It is an awesome thought to think that the God of this entire universe would want to allow us to be a part of what He is doing in the world.  He does not need us to do what He is doing, He is all powerful after all, but He wants to use us.

Think about how God is using you to make beautiful music.  Is He using your life to compose a masterpiece, or do you even hear the music of others?  You have to ask yourself the question and decide if you are a part of God’s grand orchestra, or are you just making noise of your own accord?  God wants to use you to make beautiful music.

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