Saturday, May 3, 2008

Key of C

When I was a young girl I played the Violin.
Not very well I'm afraid,
so I always liked to play the easy songs.

In my spiritual immaturity,
I've tried to play all of life's music
in the key of C,
Keeping it easy and uncomplicated.

Authentic Instruments I by Banafshe Schippel
Authentic Instruments I

But life isn't like that at all;
And many of its difficult passages
require other key signatures,

Encompassing the flats of discouragement
And the sharps of higher aspiration.
Parents and Child
Parents and Child

As new born babes, desire the sincere milk of the word,
that ye may grow thereby (1 Peter 2:2)

But grow in grace, and in the knowledge
of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18)

That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro,
and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the
sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in
wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow
up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ.
Eph. 4:14-15)

Still Life with Musical Instruments, 1623 (detail) by Pieter Claesz
Still Life with Musical Instruments, 1623 (detail)

I want to grow, Lord, and learn other scales.
I'm no longer afraid
to face the flats
or to seek the sharps.

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me
(Phil. 4:13)
Silhouette of Runner by Brian Lang
Silhouette of Runner

But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run,
and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
(Isaiah 40:31)
Carolyn Rhea;allposters

Teach Me Lord


Cathy said...

Mimi, as a musician,you know I love that post. And I love the violin. Maybe that's why I used to want to write songs written in sharps. :) Another musician told me most songs are not written in those keys. And you manage to find the most beautiful pictures. Just lovely and thought provoking as usual ~

Jodi said...

Oh, what a neat post! That first and third poster are really pretty.

Mimi said...

thank you for your sweet words...I too love violin music..
thanks for your comments on the first and third they make you want to pick up the violin and play?

Lille meg said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comments again.
I didn't know that you are a music player yourself.
Thank you for sharing this post, and have a blessed Sunday!

Mary said...


What an awesome post. I love the way you compare God's Word to music. You say, "I want to grow, Lord, and learn other scales.
I'm no longer afraid
to face the flats
or to seek the sharps.

I pray this as well. I need to seek out the flats and sharps in order to grow in HIM.

Thank you so much for posting this. It's just what I needed today and thank you also for your prayers.

Love and blessings,

Mike Golch said...

MiMI,thank you for this post.I adore it it speaks to me.
I have a different version of Greensleves on my done by a Hammered Dulicmer player by the Name of Joemy Wilson.

Sharon said...

I didn't know you were back! Welcome back and I hope you had a nice time! What a lovely post you have today!

:0) Sharon

MYSTI said...

What a wonderful message. I think so many times in life we want to take the easy way. However that limits growth and very often the soul becomes boring and out of tune! Thank you so much for reminding us that we need to grow, and be not afraid of the harder times in life.

Pam said...

What a beautiful post. I love the analogy of always wanting to play life in the key of C!! :-)

Daughter of the King said...

oh this is soooo good...
I often play so much in the key of C...too...and often with a attitude.
this was convicting to me

Mimi said...

thanks to all of you ladies, and Mike for your kind comments on my post...
best wishes to each of you,

SweetAnnee said...

The Lord is teaching me now
and I am so grateful

love, Deena

my daughter Nicole plays cello