荒漠甘泉01/22

荒漠甘泉∕1月 22日

原作∕Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

 

「退到野地裡去。」(聖經馬太福音十四章 13 節)

 

  在樂譜中有一種符號,叫做休止符。當音樂奏到休止符時,聲音完全停止;這常是音樂最精采之處。

 

  我們的一生,也如音樂一般,時時有休止符,可是我們很愚昧,以為這些休止符是我們的末路和盡頭,一生就完畢於此。

 

  神常叫我們失敗、病痛、挫折、失業,我們就非常悲哀,以為我們的人生音樂從此不能再達到造物者的耳中了。可是讓我們看,音樂家如何對付這些休止符呢?他照常擊拍,在休止符之後,重奏音樂,一若中間並無什麼間斷。

 

  神編我們一生的音樂,並非沒有計劃的。我們只管按譜奏樂,不必怕遇見休止符。它們是不能刪去的,因為一刪去就會破壞音樂的精采。

 

 如果我們仰望我們音樂的導師,神」 祂自己正在為我們擊拍,我們的本分只是按照祂的指導奏樂;奏到休止符的時候,雖然音樂停止了,可是請記得:這是音樂的精采處。過了一拍子之久,音樂就要重新奏起。讓我們學習這門課。── 羅斯金(Ruskin

 
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“Into a desert place apart.” (Matt. 14:13.)

There is no music in a rest, but there is the making of music in it.”

In our whole life-melody the music is broken off here and there by “rest,” and we foolishly think we have come to the end of the tune.

God sends a time of forced leisure, sickness, disappointed plans, frustrated efforts, and makes a sudden pause in the choral hymn of our lives; and we lament that our voices must be silent, and our part missing in the music which ever goes up to the ear of the Creator. How does the musician read the “rest”? See him beat the time with unvarying count, and catch up the next note true and steady, as if no breaking place had come between.

Not without design does God write the music of our lives. Be it ours to learn the tune, and not be dismayed at the “rests.” They are not to be slurred over, not to be omitted, not to destroy the melody, not to change the keynote. If we look up, God Himself will beat the time for us. With the eye on Him, we shall strike the next note full and clear. If we sadly say to ourselves, “There is no music in a ‘rest,’” let us not forget “there is the making of music in it.” The making of music is often a slow and painful process in this life. How patiently God works to teach us! How long He waits for us to learn the lesson!

 

 

 

 

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