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FOR HE WHO IS LEAST AMONG YOU ALL WILL BE GREAT LUKE 9:48

FOR HE WHO IS LEAST AMONG YOU ALL WILL BE GREAT - LUKE 9:48 

"Sir Michael Costa was a great musical director. It is said of him that once, when a great production was being rendered, he missed the sound of one of the smaller instruments and stopped the recital to discover what was wrong.
As the great chorus of nearly a thousand voices rang out with the deep thunder of the organ, the clanging of the cymbals and the roll of the drums, with violin, and flute, and horn, great waves of rich, grand, powerful music rolled throughout the vast building.  And the piccolo player far up in the corner thought to himself, 'In all this din of noise the sound of my little instrument will not be missed.' So he ceased to play. Instantly, the great conductor threw up his hands and signaled for quiet; immediately they ceased to play, he cried aloud, 'Where is the piccolo?'  His trained ear missed its note; for him the recital was marred, because the little instrument was not doing its part. You may be sure that God misses your note of praise and thanksgiving if it does not rise to Him, and that all the music of the universe will be richer and sweeter for your part in it, however small.
... Whatsoever then be thy part, 'whatsoever thy hands findeth to do, do it with thy might.'"

---William E. Biederwolf, in Illustrations From Art, 1930, p.74-75.

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