Thursday, June 9, 2011

Morning Coffee - Today's Perfect Melody

"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God" (Rom. 8:28).

All things "work together." It is a beautiful blending. Many different colors, in themselves raw and unsightly, are required in order to weave the harmonious pattern.

Many separate tones and notes of music, even discords and dissonances, are required to make up the harmonious anthem.

Many separate wheels and joints are required to make the piece of machinery. Take a thread separately, or a note separately, or a wheel or a tooth of a wheel separately, and there may be neither use nor beauty discernible.

But complete the web, combine the notes, put together the separate parts of steel and iron, and you see how perfect and symmetrical is the result. Here is the lesson for faith: "What I do thou knowest not now, but thou shalt know hereafter." –Macduff

Streams in the Desert
Mrs. Chas. E. Cowman

I need to remember that the anthem created by God is perfect in every way.  It is only when I try to alter the tune by resting on favorite notes and skipping over those that are difficult that the music loses its glorious beauty. 

I believe I’ll pour a second up of coffee and begin to enjoy today’s perfect melody.



  1. You really make wonderful observations Sandy. You need to write your own devotional book. I guess in a way, this blog is though!

  2. Thanks, Jane. I do find that Mrs. Cowman always gives me lots to think about in the morning. Her little devotional was quite a find for fifty cents!

  3. I enjoyed your posting and your thought about how often we try to change the melody by staying on a favorite note and skipping over the hard ones.

    I think Mozart had that sense of knowing that every note was necessary for the beauty of the whole. And in my 'umble opinion I think he was the best. Bach is also a great favorite.

  4. You always make me thoughtful!

    Remember that game show where people could "guess that tune in .... notes"??

    That is like life sometimes, isn't it? We think we know the tune we should be dancing to only to find that we only heard the prelude!

    Hope you have a glorious day!