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Keeping It To Yourself


Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962), the world-famous violinist, earned a fortune with his concerts and compositions, but he generously gave most of it away.  So, when he discovered an exquisite violin on one of his trips, he wasn’t able to buy it.  Later, having raised enough money to meet the asking price, he returned to the seller, hoping to purchase the beautiful instrument.  But to his great dismay it had been sold to a collector.  Kreisler made his way to the new owner’s home and offered to buy the violin.  The collector said it had become his prized possession and he would not sell it.  Keenly disappointed, Kreisler was about to leave when he had an idea.  “Could I play the instrument once more before it is consigned to silence?” he asked.  Permission was granted, and the great virtuoso filled the room with such heart-moving music that the collector’s emotions were deeply stirred.  “I have no right to keep that to myself,” he exclaimed.  “It’s yours, Mr. Kreisler.  Take it into the world, and let people hear it.”

We have no right to keep the message to ourselves.

2 Corinthians 4:3-5  “But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:  (4)  In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.  (5)  For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.”

Share your Christian hope with someone this week! Pastor Larry

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