She was an accomplished pianist who had played for major concerts and received great honours. She had a very bright future ahead of her in the world of classical music.
If Christ was Peter’s Lord, he had no right to say “Not so”
If Peter had a right to say “Not so” then he could not say “Lord”
The pastor wrote the three words on a piece of paper – “Not so, Lord” and told the young lady to make a choice. Either she had to cross out “Not so” or she must cross out “Lord”.
The young lady, after much anguish, crossed out the “Not so” and the pastor records that the Lord greatly used her and her music in His service for many years.
How often do WE try to say, “Not so, Lord”?
How often do we make our own decisions
and go our own way, without regard to His will?
Can we truly say “Lord”?
We can, when we know from experience that He only wants the very best for us and that HIS choice is ALWAYS the best.
We can never outgive God, because He is no man’s debtor and He always uses a bigger shovel.
A few lines from the hymn of contradictions by George Matheson
Make me a CAPTIVE Lord,
And then I shall be FREE.
Force me to render up my sword
And I shall conqueror be.
My will is not my own
Till Thou hast made it Thine.
John 8:36 If the Son makes you free, you shall be FREE INDEED.