Monday, August 29, 2011
My husband is a musician. He gave Grande his first piano lesson last week. He was all for it at first, excited to be able to play with his dad. However after a while he grew bored and Mediano gladly took his place. Mediano took right to the lesson, copying what his Papi was doing for quite a while. And all the sudden, from the kitchen, I began to hear something beautiful. Music.
I walked out to see Mediano playing the high notes while his Papi was playing the low notes. And it sounded great! But what did it take? It took my husband taking the time to teach and it took my son’s willingness to learn.
You see, the fact that their father is a musician does not automatically make my sons musicians. For them to become like their father, he has to teach and they have to learn.
When we receive Christ, we are adopted into God’s family as His sons and daughters. As His spiritual children we have the potential and opportunity to become like Christ, but it’s not automatic. He is a good father. He is always willing to teach. How willing are we to learn?
Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.