In 2007, in Washington D.C., a man quietly took his place up against a subway wall, pulled out his violin, placed his hat on the ground and began to play the most beautiful music
Several THOUSAND people passed through the subway station that day. Some stopped to listen, briefly. Some even dropped sympathy coins in his hat.
The “beggar” on the street that morning was the world-renowned violinist Joshua Bell. The instrument in his hands was a violin valued at $3.5 million dollars.
Just a couple of days earlier, people had paid $100 a ticket and packed a Boston theater, just to hear him play.
But when he finished, this day, there was no applause, no standing ovation, nothing to acknowledge that, for nearly an hour, there had been ABSOLUTE TALENT and GRANDEUR on display.
No one noticed it, recognized it or valued it. Therefore, no HONOR was given. How many times do we, unknowingly, pass by “honor worthy” moments every day?
Our honor shows that we recognize the VALUE of something. (or someone) WHY is it so important?
Well, if it made God’s Top 10 List…we ought to take it seriously. In fact, you could argue that ALL of the Ten Commandments have to do with HONOR: honoring God, honoring parents, honoring your marriage, honoring the sanctity of life, honoring your neighbor…and so on.
Everything is BETTER with honor. With honor, the quality of our life goes up!
It’s easy to tell what a person honors MOST by looking at what they focus their time, talent and treasure on.
What are we taking for granted? What are we counting as COMMON?
Who will we HONOR this week, the Easter Bunny or our Savior who died for us?
Tell me about something you, personally, do to show honor?
I’d like to invite you to attend a compelling “passion play”, this Good Friday or one of our uplifting Easter Worship Experiences this weekend. You can find more details or watch online at faithchurch.com.