Do you know? The difference in the musical tone of a violin depends mostly on the quality of the wood it is made of, even more than how it is made. The best violin maker in the world cannot make a good instrument from poor material.
Once I read about a famous violinist who always made his own instruments because he wanted to choose a special kind of wood. He shunned the forest but went instead to the mountains. There at the top of the cliff exposed to all the storms he obtained his trees. He knew the severe weather conditions toughened the wood and produced a quality of grain and resiliency that could be developed in no other way. In fact, he used only the wood from the side of the tree facing the wind!
When I thought about what I've read, I understand that like the wood that will be used to make violin it is true also that we will become a “special kind of wood” when we went through adversities and troubles in life. By storm of adversity, our loving Father prepare in us the music of heaven. Not just in the making but in the tuning God is perfecting us into the likeness of His Son. “Men think God is destroying them because he is tuning them,” writes Henry Ward Beecher, “The violinist screws up the key till the tense cord sounds the concert pitch; but it is not to break it, but to use it tunefully, that he stretches the string upon the musical rock.” God will shape you, He will fine tune you, because He is preparing in you the music of heaven. I tell you, there will be concert in heaven!
Read Book of James Chapter 1 verse 1 to 13
THINK BIG. START SMALL. GO DEEP.