The minute the music died

There you are, seated in the most majestic of halls for a rare live performance of the greatest violinist ever. What makes him greater than let’s say the  6 year son of Mitsi Meebots, who says she, is the greatest in the world, as she is want to say at the 3rd annual Hubcap Festival.  Nevermind, for now.

The virtuoso is European and has toured to sold out performances. You are dressed to the nines, and your ears are tuned to hear some of the greatest sounds coming from mortal man. The curtain drops, the lights are dimmed, and within seconds, you are taken to a place where you thought the human spirit could not go. It is perfect accord, and truly music to your ears.

The entire audience is numbed, as if suspended in pure delight, wondering how one person can play an instrument with four strings and make it sound like he has 36 fingers. Truly the violinist has captured the crowd and began his most sought after piece. The quiet was one of ultimate respect,  and you cling tenaciously to each note as if it is manna from heaven.

You close your eyes and see the rain from the music, you see the colors of the sky, you can smell the aroma from the lily of the valley, and you feel the love of your spouse. Truly, this performer was well worth the wait, and he is not even half-way through his concert.

How in God’s name can such talent be given to men you wonder, as you can sense the crescendo of your own pulse, as your lips turn upward to begin the most pleasing of demure smiles.

You dare not even turn in approval to your seat mate lest you be a distraction to others, so you watch closely the face of the bowsmith when out of nowhere comes this noise:

‘CLACK, CLACK, CLACK CLACK CLACK CLACK.’  TATA  TAT,  TATA TAT A TAT.’ Instinctively  you, and everyone else turns to see the noise, and its a boy, running up and down the aisle.

He has a drum stick, and he is playing his own brand of ‘music’ as he races up and down the rows banging on the seats.  He is an instant nightmare. He starts to shout: ‘I can play the drums, I can play the violin, I can play the saxophone. My music is better than his.’ ‘Na na na na naa, nah.’

Naturally, the concert was disrupted, (the violinist continued to play) the lights were on, and there was near bedlam while the kid was being chased. Elusive and slippery, he boasted how he couldn’t be caught nor trapped.

An announcement was made that the concert was cancelled, (the violinist continued to play) and  a few still heard the music, but most of the patrons went to their cars.

You may think it a stretch, but this is a fine picture of  ‘sowing discord among brethren.’ One person with an agenda to disrupt, one person to steal another’s affections. And the boy?  Yes, little John Meebots, who was taught the world revolved around him,  was never disciplined or taught how to behave in public.

His interpretation of ‘play’ was simple discord.  He had no training in the art of bedside manners, for he had a good teacher.

Yea, pride is the patron saint of discord.

Is this far-fetched? Some would say it is impossibly ridiculous in its out-of-place portrait of kid at a concert. That’s the point. Some things ARE ya know, like a fish in a bird’s nest, grapefruits grown in the Arctic circle, or clowns juggling at the funeral of your beloved.

Where there is a symphony there is an accord; there is an agreement of nature and purpose; there is harmony; there is music.  Sowing discord is an attack on the music, it is an assault on the symphony, and it is extremely poor taste.

On the other hand, there was a possibility that the patrons could have ignored the screeching of that little owl, that miscreant sent to destroy, but their focus was lost by he whose job it was to simply make noise.  Indeed, a few did ignore the little misfit.

How many times do you and I simply lose our focus because of a distraction; a ‘meebot’ moment as it were? The violinist was willing to play, but some in his audience were slow to listen.

Had they completely ignored the kid, his sounds of disruption would have gone softer and softer, and he would have crept out of the hall for the sake of his own embarrassment.  Of course there is always a more excellent way, and guess who paid a personal visit to the home of little John Meebots with a personal gift? Yep, the Master violinist who takes his music everywhere.

In the midst of a world bent on sowing discord, He still giveth more grace.

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54 Responses to The minute the music died

  1. That was a beautiful piece of writing, ColorStorm, and a wonderful analogy too. When you’re in tune with God – being one with the music of the Body of Christ – it is awful when the enemy suddenly comes screaming and shouting, demanding to be heard. If you let him disturb you, it makes you feel sick, kind of like whenever I mess up on the piano after making great progress. If you don’t let him disturb you, well, you get to enjoy the end of the concert peacefully!

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    • ColorStorm says:

      You encapsulated this post very well.

      I didn’t even touch on how prevalent this disruptive theme is in blogland, where a fine post can be intentionally ransacked.

      In the end tho, the Master still gives grace to one and all.

      tkx ada, good point too about the piano.

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  2. That was beautiful Colorstorm.

    Somebody catch that brat and stuff him back in his seat. I have a roll of duct tape in my car somewhere. 😉

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    • ColorStorm says:

      hey ib

      I like Dennis the menace….but not there! Lately there has been an assault on ‘good music,’ and if we listen close enough, we can still hear the notes of grace through the clamor.

      Now Mitsi, there’s the real story.
      May need 2 rolls for her 😉

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  3. archaeopteryx1 says:

    Was that little Milo, using an alias? If so, he has seemed to have found an outlet for those unrelenting tears!

    …you cling tenaciously to each note as if it is manna from heaven.” – I much prefer to cling to notes as if they’re key lime pie, I’ve always found manna rather tasteless.

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  4. Wally Fry says:

    ColorStorm

    Once again, another wonderful piece of writing. Your words are so descriptive and vivid. Sometimes at the beginning it’s unclear what the message is…but then without fail at the end it makes you go…ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! I get it! Just wonderful.

    I do have a question….how do we know when to thump the little guy on the head and when to just let him fade out on his own? Seems difficult to know…any wisdom from the pros?

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Wally you are far too kind with your accolades, but u do have a very valid concern, and not an easy answer; as far as the ‘pro,’ he lives in the next county…

      I guess the thumping is simply speaking the truth in love (also not easy) and as long as the little fella hangs around, perhaps he enjoys nibbling on what he knows is good food.

      Sometimes, ‘less is more,’ and that may be a good solution

      By the way, have you met Citizen Tom? He has an awesome site, and well, you know, his comments speak for themselves.

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      • archaeopteryx1 says:

        Wally you are far too kind with your accolades“- Yes, he REALLY is —

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      • Wally Fry says:

        ColorStorm. Yes…I have read his blog..He’s a very smart fellow. Been watching him engage the three musketeers.

        And yes, you are about as pro as I know. Youve been doing this many years. I have not.

        On The A Team. I want them to hang around..maybe do some good. If not them, somebody just reading along. But that street runs both ways…I worry about a faithful person developing doubts. The whole issue confuses and concerns me to tell the truth.

        On, the other hand, engaging has made me dig deeper on some Scripture that I had not necessarily spent much time on.

        And the accolades? You deserve them, your writing just comes alive to me. IB too. You guys blow me away sometimes.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          I worry about a faithful person developing doubts.” Most of your readers – all three of them – probably still believe in Santa Claus, or his Jewish counterpart, Yahweh..

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        • Wally Fry says:

          Arch! Hi…hows my second most favorite atheist hit man?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Hey archx1

          What does your observation: ‘entertaining doubts about a fairy tale’ say about your so called ‘de-conversion’ friends who believed the ‘fairy tale’ in the first place?

          I’m guessing u have no reasonable answer.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          It says that they bought into the “Greatest Story Ever Sold,” due to a good job of salesmanship, sometimes on the recommendation of family they loved, but then they grew up and put aside childish things.

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    • archaeopteryx1 says:

      …how do we know when to thump the little guy on the head” – If you’re referring to ColorStorm, I suggest immediately and often —

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  5. David says:

    Are you sure that the kid’s name was little John Meebots? I think his name was little Marty Luther.

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  6. archaeopteryx1 says:

    You mean regarding your “fiction-on-fiction”? Not really, other than to refute your inanities —

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    • archaeopteryx1 says:

      You see, much as a steam boiler requires an occasional release of steam to avoid an explosion, so your overblown pomposity requires an occasional deflation – it’s for your own good! Trust me —

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      • ColorStorm says:

        Yes archx1-

        Some people from the lawn chair of unbelief see it as pomp-

        while others simply know it as an unshakable confidence in the living God, and complete trust in the scriptures of truth.

        Your light inferences of character defects are meaningless doncha know, as your beef is always with One greater.

        We are just the messengers.

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  7. Citizen Tom says:

    Well done!

    With the decreasing value we now place on discipline — politicians more interested in buy our votes than protecting our rights — we are getting lots of Meebots. The chaos such create imposes an immeasurable lost.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Lot’s of truth to that word eh, ‘meebots.’ Selfish, disruptive, noisemakers, your word ‘chaos,’ and attention grabbing thieves.

      In spite of the many angles, the Master musician still wants the misfits to ‘repent.’

      (btw, very commendable testimony at the ‘other ‘ place ;).

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  8. CS – another excellent post! The Bible has warnings about discord coming from within, we are to on our guard against it; it is loud, dangerous and becoming more so. I pray for our pastors and leaders that they have the wisdom and strength to deal with it wisely and swiftly because like an overly rambunctious little tyrant “meebot” it cannot be ignored and will not just fade away. I vote yes on “duct tape”!

    I love your ending reminder that even in the midst of great and chaotic noise, His beautiful music gives more grace!

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    • ColorStorm says:

      I’m liking that word more and more ‘meebot,’ then again, I’m not liking it so much 😉

      Yes, I agree with you, the best part was the Master bringing gifts to the little tyrant.

      He giveth more grace, WHERE sin abounds….

      tkx Betty!

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  9. Arkenaten says:

    As metaphor it was quite entertaining. As to the underlying message it is nothing but a crock.
    And the ‘audience’ has been trained to believe the violinist is a maestro when he is , on fact, not only a fiction, but a cleverly stage-managed fiction.

    While a genuine violinist , Paganini, for example, was apparently good enough to enthrall an audience even when he broke a string, ( on purpose, some claim) the discord produced from your violinist has resulted in over a billion tone deaf people who are generally too fearful to politely request the violinist’s hangers-on and road crew to signal for the godawful musician to simply shut the hell (sic) up!

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  10. David says:

    “Selfish, disruptive, noisemakers, your word ‘chaos,’ and attention grabbing thieves.”

    I think that’s how the 16th century Church might have described Luther. Meebots are in the eye of the beholder.

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  11. Terri says:

    This was just absolutely amazing! How you write like this is beyond my comprehension. Oddly it seems that what I am dealing with right now in my life seemed to be what your message was about, I think I worked it out in reading your post 🙂

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Tkx real cool Terri, sometimes answers come from the strangest of places.

      You are way too kind in your compliments, but thank you.
      Always enjoyed painting with words. even better to couple it with truth huh. 😉

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    • archaeopteryx1 says:

      How you write like this is beyond my comprehension.” – Well, I certainly can’t disagree with that, though I’m not sure I mean it in quite the same way that you did. I’m still worried about poor little Milo —

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  12. GodGirl says:

    This is gorgeous and profound… Grace wins in the end, does it not?

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  13. Interesting allegory, you should share it at your Woman’s Bible Study ColorStorm or have you already done this. We will with out doubt stop the flow of others carnal worldly melody when we stand up for God’s Truth against the flow of man’s lies and error but we do so regardless of the cost to us personally and yes Jesus tells us we will be rejected, slandered, abused, hated, ignored even by other Christians and in the end times some of us will be killed for our Faith as they are already being today in some Countries today.

    I believe Scripture not what a man or woman thinks or believes is true regardless how good it sounds, if it can’t be confirmed either in Scripture or by God’s Creation, it’s not True and so is just a bad noise that disturbs others needlessly, yes sometimes people do need a wake up call and they may not like it because it does disturb them in their complacency but it’s a needed noise, this is why all Jesus’ Disciples except John were Martyred in the end, The Holy Spirit is not mute and He makes a very loud noise if needed that disturbs quiet a few.

    Christian Love – Anne

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Can’t disagree with anything,

      tkx for posting

      May make a fine distinction about the Spirit of God making noise, as everything from Him is pure.

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      • archaeopteryx1 says:

        Interesting that there’s a Woman’s Bible Study – Paul taught that women need learn only two subjects – “sit down” and “shut up.”

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          Did you hear that, Ark – she’s praying for you!

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        • Yes we are praying for you Ark and in response to your understanding of Paul’s response to woman read my last comment to ColorStorm, we cannot read the Scriptures like a jigsaw puzzle, they form a whole Picture and confirm each other but without God’s wisdom and empowering they will just be foolishness to those who are worldly, they will see them as they view things which will be fleshy without Truth or Love.

          Truth and Justice – Anne

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          You seem to be talking to two different people, Anne – I am not Arkenaten, I am archaeopteryx. Possibly you have us confused. Colostrum has been guilty of that too.

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        • Wally Fry says:

          You guys are like Bert and Ernie…I always get them confused.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Nice archx1.

          Your comment has WHAT to do with the post?

          Annes comment was one of good will, and you want to turn it into darkness.
          Well done.

          Btw, your inference forfeits any kind of response as you will simply rend what is good.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          Freedomborn mentioned a Women’s Bible Study group, I was simply responding to that, so you might ask her what her comment had to do with the post, as mine was merely a response to hers. As for me wanting to turn it into darkness, was I incorrect in my paraphrasing of Paul? Did he not say that women should remain silent? Because if he didn’t, then of course I owe her an apology, but I’m pretty sure he did, aren’t you? Or are you accusing Paul of darkness – you’re really confusing me —

          “I have written elsewhere that drastic disagreements challenge our thinking. If something is sure and true, it can withstand the most intense scrutiny.”
          — ColorStorm —

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        • ColorStorm says:

          The word ‘incorrigible’ comes to mind arxhx1-

          She offered a Personal comment to the writer of the post, yours truly, which as I said, you (as you are wont to do) desire to steer into your own dark purposes.

          Read again what YOU said Paul says of women.

          “SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP.” Yea, ok, as I said, i’m doing you a favor by answering, but don’t mistake this for dignifying your concern.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          Read again what YOU said Paul says of women.” – I never said I was quoting, I said I was paraphrasing.

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      • Not sure what Translation of the Scriptures you use ColorStorm I use the KJV which is closest to the original and used by many today regardless of the newer versions which have more of man’s errors but can be used with the empowering of The Holy Spirit as Jesus leads us into all Truth, He will show us error too, such as reported older versions not being genuine even though propagated as such by those who seek to deceive or those who are deceived.

        Noise is not a Carnal word in our Scriptures as we see confirmed below……

        Psalm 95:1-3 O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the Rock of our Salvation. Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto Him with Psalms. For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.(KJV)

        Psalm 98:4-5 Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise. Sing unto the Lord with the harp; with the harp, and the voice of a Psalm.(KJV)

        Psalm 100:1-3 Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before His presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord He is God: it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.(KJV)

        Blessings – Anne

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        • ColorStorm says:

          In this context, yes, this ‘joyful noise’ is good, (kind of like my singing) as opposed to the noise and clamor of the world.

          (still not sure about the ladies B study)

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      • Thank you ColorStorm for your support for me with Ark’s mumblings but mostly I ignore those who walk in ignorance and deception and seek to stay that way, God calls them fools and His pearls are to precious for them to trample on, yes like you no doubt, I pray for them but it is still their choice, God won’t force them to repent and seek after Him but they can see His reality in Creation so they will be without excuse.

        But I do like to confirm with Scripture God’s Truth when needed for others who may need assurence, so what does God think about us woman, He has used woman profoundly in History under His Authority to share His Truth to His people which Paul also acknowledges but a woman must not be in Authority over men in The Church and it has been found to also not be profitable in Secular and Government positions where Male Leadership is needed, woman are not created for the man’s role, we are Helpmates which we can see confirmed in Deborah’s life and in other Scriptures and also through the woman in the early Church who walked in obedience.

        What Male Chauvinists in the Church forget, is Paul sharing God’s Truth, tells men to Love us just like Jesus does the Church, sacrificing their own wants for our needs and putting us before themselves… Wow I’m so blessed to be a Woman, God cherishes us we are precious to Him.

        Blessings – Anne

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