The Touch of the Master’s Hand
“Twas battered and scarred, and the auctioneer thought it scarcely worth his while to waste much time on the old violin, but he held it up with a smile.
“What am I bidden, good folks,” he cried, “Who’ll start the bidding for me?” “A dollar a dollar”; Then Two!
Only Two? Two dollars, and who’ll make it three? Three dollars, once; three dollars, twice, Going for three -”
But no, from the room far back a gray haired man came forward and picked up the bow; then wiping the dust from the old violin, and tightening the loose strings,
He played a melody pure and sweet as a caroling angel sings.
The music ceased, and the auctioneer, with a voice that was quiet and low, said: “What am I bid for the old violin? And he held it up with the bow. “A thousand dollars, and who’ll make it two? Two thousand! And who’ll make it three? Three thousand, once; three thousand, twice, and going and gone,” said he.
The people cheered, but some of them cried, “We do not quite understand what changed its worth.”
Swift came the reply: “The touch of the Master’s hand.
And many a man with life out of tune, and battered and scarred with sin, is auctioned cheap to the thoughtless crowd, much like the old violin. A “mess of pottage,” a glass of wine; A game he travels on.
He is “going” once, and “going” twice, he’s “going” and almost “gone.”
But the Master comes, and the foolish crowd never can quite understand the worth of a soul and the change that’s wrought by the touch of the Master’s hand.”
Myra Brooks Welch, 1921
“If you have troubles with seeing your own worth, you feel like you don’t deserve something, something good, think again.
If you have troubles with pricing your services well, you know that you are a good specialist, you have good intentions, you do your work well, but you don’t feel like the services you provide or goods you produce cost anything, or cost a lot, or are valuable. You feel worthless and you feel that what you have to offer, like products that you produce and services you provide (for the good of your customers) are worthless, or don’t worth a lot, think again.
The Master is within, let Him touch your soul. Open up, let The Master work through you.
You are the Master when you act with good intentions, when you are inspired and guided by the Infinite Wisdom that is within, so whatever you touch changes its worth.”
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