THE TOUCH OF THE MASTER’S HAND

 

YOUR DAILY MOMENT: Inspirational thoughts to begin your day
February 7, 2017

One of my favorite Christian songs is “The Touch of the Master’s Hand,” recorded by Wayne Watson in 1980. The song was written by John Kramp in 1974 after being inspired by a poem by the same title, written by Myra Brooks Welch in 1921.  Miss Welch wrote it after being inspired by a speaker addressing a group of students.  It is amazing how God used several generations to get this powerful Christian song into the homes of millions of people.

For copyright reasons, I won’t include the words of this song here. Instead, I will summarize the story. There is a link at the end of this post to buy the Wayne Watson album, “How Time Flies,” including this song.  The story is about an auction.  It was late in the day, and there was one more item to sell. It was an old, dusty violin.  No one was interested in this relic.  The auctioneer was about to stop the process when an old man walked up, picked up the bow, tuned the old instrument and began to play. The music was so beautiful the crowd could not believe the sounds that emanated from the violin. Suddenly everyone was bidding. No one could understand the difference from just moments before when the auctioneer could not get one bid.  He simply told them, “it was the touch of the master’s hand.” The song finishes by explaining the analogy of the story of the old violin and the changes that take place when touched by the “Master’s hand.”

There is a challenge for you today.  Think of the story and the analogy. What change has the touch of the Master’s hand-made in your life?  What changes does he still need to make? Each of us is a work in progress and each day of our lives we need a fresh touch from the Master.

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Suggested reading and listening list

The Purpose Driven Life
D-Day, June 6, 1944, the Climactic Battle of World War II
High and Lifted Up
, Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
Tyler Talks Back,  CD Allen Levi
Revealing Jesus CD
Revealing Jesus DVD
The Pursuit of Holiness
Portraits In Courage by George W. Bush
Worship Changes Everything.
The Insanity of God.  A true story of faith resurrected.
Revealing Jesus: A 365-day devotional
The Dogs of My Life and What They Teach Me About the Kingdom of God
How Time Flies (includes, “The Touch of the Master’s Hand.”)
Hope (includes the song, “Still”)
The Hiding Place
*Thera Cane
Life’s Ultimate Privilege
True Treasure (This is a Chrisitan Children’s Book)

I encourage you to link to each of the items in the reading list.  You are sure to find something there that will bless your life.  All the selections are reasonably priced, and I have read or listened to each and highly recommend them.
Be blessed,
Karen

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DISCLOSURE: The products for which I provide links are all products I can personally recommend.  I may be an affiliate for those products which means if you click on a link and buy one of those products, I will be paid a small commission.   You will not pay more for the product by clicking on my link, but it will help offset some of the cost of providing YOUR DAILY MOMENT.  Thank you, and as always, be blessed. Karen

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