So, crazy thing… I decided to start playing the violin. Then, I learned it was the hardest instrument to learn. Yikes! I do always go in headfirst. Thing is, it’s a blast!
It’s technical and challenging which is exactly the way I like my extracurricular activities. It reminds me of playing golf. There are so many variables to hitting a sweet shot. The swing, your stance, the ball, the club, the terrain, the weather… and your mood, all affect the outcome. It was easier for me to learn to ride my 1100cc V-Twin motorcycle.
Why did I want to learn the violin? I had played briefly as a child, and I kept getting this urge to play again. I couldn’t remember how. I know I wasn’t good at it. But I couldn’t shake this feeling of playing in the Spirit, moving and dancing with Jesus.
I longed to hear the sweetness of the music while getting lost in my Father’s embrace. I wanted to worship Him.
It’s been several months now, and I can see a huge improvement. I can only play Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, a few bars of Amazing Grace, and some exercise scales. But when I hit that note just right my heart leaps. I can feel the music through my whole body and soul.
One day, I’ll be able to play a whole song. One day, I’ll be able to play and dance with Jesus.