Have you ever felt like a cheap fiddle? How about a cheap, worn-out fiddle? Maybe one that the world has played over and over again until you feel like you don't have another tune left? We have felt that way, but there is hope for us in the Lord. Let me share a story with you we heard recently.
A famous violinist announced he would be playing one of the world's most expensive violins in his concert. The first composition he played flawlessly. And each one after that was better than the performance before. The audience was thrilled and enamored with his perfection performance.
After bowling during the applause, the violinist suddenly picked up the priceless violin and smashed it to the floor, completely destroying it. The audience gasped and looked on with horrified expressions. That is, until the famous violinist explained he had been playing an inexpensive violin all along.
The musician then picked up the truly expensive violin and began playing it. The sound was just as beautiful as before, and most people couldn't even tell the difference between the two instruments. You see, the quality of the violin was secondary to the skill of the violinist.
If we are willing to let ourselves be placed in the Masters hands, He wants to, and He will, use ordinary instruments like us. In 2 Corinthians 1:27, Paul states that God chose foolish and weak things to shame the wise and strong. And did that so no one would "boast before Him" (1 Corinthians 1:29.)
God bless you and yours, and remember that you are loved!!!