Leonard Bernstein, the famous orchestra conductor, was once asked by a reporter what was the most difficult instrument to play. The reporter thought that of all people, Bernstein should have a valuable opinion, and was ready to write down what the great musician thought of the intricacies of playing various instruments.
To the reporter’s surprise, Leonard Bernstein replied without any hesitation whatever: “Second fiddle! Without a doubt. I can get any number to play first violin, but to find one who plays second violin with as much enthusiasm is a real problem. Of course, second French horn or second flute would be similar. And yet, if no one plays second fiddle, we have no harmony.”
ISN’T IT TRUE IN LIFE?
In the work situation, a great deal of important work is done “behind the scenes.” It is said that the vast majority of CEOs would be helpless without their secretaries, personal assistants, speech writers, etc.
In a Church,
we should ALL be playing second fiddle to the MASTER.
Scripture plainly tells us that all parts of the body are equally important. No one person – or group – in the Church should be thought of more highly than others.
Christ is the Head and in ALL things He has the pre-eminence.
Whether our God-given ministry is “out front” or “behind the scenes” or as a cleaner, a prayer warrior or whatever our role, it is important for the harmonious whole and should be exercised with much enthusiasm and zeal.
Whatever you do, do it heartily,
as to the Lord and not to men,
knowing that from the Lord
you will receive the reward,
for you serve the Lord Christ.
Mr Anon says:
Humility is a strange thing:
the moment you think you have it,
is just the moment you have lost it.
Only the proud will speak of their humility:
the humble confess to having a problem with pride.
Until a man is nothing, God can make nothing of him.
Am I willing to play SECOND FIDDLE – wholeheartedly?