The Touch Of The Master's Hand

 

By: Myra Brooks Welch

'Twas battered and scarred, and the old auctioneer thought it scarcely worth his while to waste much time on the old violin, But he still held it up with a smile:

"What am I bidden, good folks," he cried, "Who'll start the bidding for me?""A dollar, a dollar"; then, "Two!" "Only two? Two dollars, and who'll make it Three?

Three dollars, once; three dollars, twice; going for three ..."

But no. From the room far back, a gray-haired man came forward and picked up the bow; Then, wiping the dust from the old violin, and tightening the loose strings, he played a melody pure and sweet, as a caroling angel sings.

The music ceased, and the auctioneer, with a voice that was quiet and low, said; "What am I bidden for the old violin?" and he held it up with the bow. "A thousand! And who'll make it two? Two thousand! And who'll make it three? Three thousand, once, three thousand, twice, and going, and gone," said he.

The people cheered, but some of them cried; "We do not quite understand. What changed it's worth." Swift came the reply: "The touch of the master's hand."

And many a man with life out of tune, And battered and scarred with sun, Is auctioned cheep to the thoughtless crowd, Much like this old violin.

A "mess of pottage," a glass of wine; A game; and he travels on. He is "going" once, "going" twice, He's "going" and almost "gone."
But the Master comes, and the foolish crowd never can quite understand;

The worth of a soul and the change that's wrought; By the touch of the Master's hand.

 

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Who We Are - Our Vision

 

WOULD JESUS GO THERE (WJGT); is a ministry operating under the umbrella of the Higher Ground Trust, a ďnot for profitĒ trust that has been specifically established to develop and grow WOULD JESUS GO THERE into a global movement.  The primary goal of this movement is to promote an internet code of conduct to combat the many dangers the internet poses to Christians and non-Christians alike, and to inspire Christians to reach their full potential to become an effective and powerful influence in reaching a lost world for Christ.    

We are a group of Christians with a passion to make the internet a safer place to navigate, by providing insights into how to keep ourselves safe while online, and to provide assistance and advice to those who may have become involved in addictive and destructive internet activities.

OUR VISION:

To grow WOULD JESUS GO THERE into a powerful global movement that will:

Challenge both Christians and non-Christians alike, to see and understand what is our life's purpose.

Demonstrate who we (The Human Race) are, and why we were created. "To be sons and daughters of the Living God".

Help us to better understand who our Creator is; (the person we know as God). That He is a holy, righteous, loving, and ALL POWERFUL God, whose substance is pure Light, in whom there is no darkness at all, and that God cannot countenance or look upon sin.

Reveal God's purpose in creating mankind; for us to have a loving and intimate relationship with Him as our Creator, our Father, our God, and most importantly; That our lives would truly honour and glorify Him. That we would honour Him with all of the love, respect and obedience that He so righfully deserves.

To not only provide effective tools to help us gain victory over sin, but more importantly, to challenge Christians to also ask ourselves "WHY" we first gave our lives to Christ?  "WHY" we go to church? "WHY" so many of us live in abject failure to win the war against sin?  And; "HOW" to move on from a life of spiritual failure, mediocrity and low living, into a life and relationship with God that is dynamic, exciting and victorious. A life where we bear much fruit and seriously impact our community and our world for Christ.      

Encourage Christians to guard themselves when using the internet, to ensure they enjoy the many excellent and wholesome benefits it offers including; education, research, business, email, blogging, e-commerce, news, social networking and entertainment etc.

Inspire Christians to reject and avoid all inappropriate internet activity including; pornography, illegal downloading of music, movies, video games, computer games and software, sending or forwarding emails with inappropriate content, and; any other internet activities that could lead us into habitual sin and darkness, that would damage our relationship with our Heavenly Father and grieve away the Holy Spirit.

Inspire Christians to overcome sin in all areas of our lives and become Salt and Light examples to the world.

Inspire Christians to live in the centre of Godís perfect will for our lives, by daily meditating on His Word (The Holy Bible), and by daily spending time at the throne of God in prayer.  This will result in us developing a dynamic and loving relationship with our Heavenly Father and Saviour; that will bring a release of Godís love, grace and power in our lives, and will help us become the children of light and promise we were called to be to reach a lost world for Christ. 

Inspire Christians to live every single moment for God until finally we enter into His eternal Glory.  To die completely used up for God, completely empty, having given everything and every talent we possess for His Glory and for the extension of His Kingdom; in the sure knowledge that when our time on earth is done, we can know that not one jot of our potential and talents have gone wasted or unused to the grave, but have been fully realised during our lives.   What joy will fill our hearts when we hear these words from our Saviour as we enter into His Kingdom; ĎWell done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your Lord.í (Matt 25:21)

Inspire Christians to remain well grounded and Ďrealí, while becoming living examples of Godís love, grace and light in a hurting world that is looking for answers. 

To achieve this vision, the WOULD JESUS GO THERE website and ministry will provide solid Bible-based teachings, life building articles, practical help and advice, and links to other life-building websites and support groups.

THE RESULT: 

By living in obedience to God and experiencing the joy of daily living close to Him, each and every one of us can make a difference and become a powerful example of Godís amazing grace and love for all humanity.  When that happens, we will see a release of the Holy Spirit and revival that will sweep across our communities, our nations, and the world.  

We are called to bear fruit and reach a lost world for Christ.  This is our mission and destiny in Godís plan for our lives, and it starts with you and me.  

The greatest joy we can ever experience in life is when we lead a soul to our Saviour, Christ Jesus.  

Our prayer and vision is that that you will join us in this challenge, and that together we will make a real and significant difference in the world.   Imagine our potential if we take up this challenge and run with it.

 

In fact, letís not just imagine it!  Letís Do It, starting today, starting now.

 

  

  

  

 

Changing Lives,

Impacting the World

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