Music Download: The Touch Of A Master's Hand
If you’ve never heard the recitation,
"The Touch Of A Master’s Hand," you’ve missed a blessing. A lady named Myra Welch composed it…are
you ready for this…composed it in 1921...almost a hundred years ago! And it still brings tears to my eyes when I hear
This writing is an excellent
example of how Jesus Christ can change the worst sinner into a minister…His is the touch of a Master. And He makes
the transition easy for anyone who has realized they’re on the wrong track, and they want to make a change.
Jesus calls it being "born again." You
can read about it in the book of John, chapter three, in verses one through twenty-one. In brief, Jesus says, "Verily,
verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of the water and of the spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God."
This involves a truly heartfelt need for giving your heart to the Lord…coming to Him with forgiveness toward anyone
you’ve had a grudge against, and in turn, asking Christ to forgive your own past. Because He has said that if you can’t
forgive others, He can’t forgive you.
And so if you go to Him with that attitude, He’ll wipe your slate clean and you can forget your past, because He will
have done that, too. You’ll be a new man or woman, changed just as David was, who was "given a new heart."
And since God is no respecter of persons, you’ll get the same royal treatment that the Apostle Paul did. You may remember
how he hunted down those people being called "Christians" thinking he was doing work for God, until he saw the light
and was immediately changed into a Christian himself, and went on to write two-thirds of our New Testament. Read about it
in the ninth chapter of Acts.
You can feel the touch of a Master’s hand, by talking to Him right now. Do it
I’ve noticed that some of my Conquest articles have taken on a new complexion since my wife
went to her new home. I don’t feel the same about passing from this life to the next. I like to use the
term “The Promise” that the Lord gives to everyone…that Christians will immediately be with loved
ones who’ve gone on, when our turn comes.
King David used that consolation we see in 2nd Samuel 12:23,
after his son by Bathsheba died; “I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.” And of course Jesus
showed the same comfort to us, as He hung on the Cross, when he told the thief hanging beside Him, who had become a believer
there, “Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.”
I’ve written about that in an earlier article, but for those of you who didn’t see it, I’ll give
my interpretation of those words by Christ. “Today” means now…assuring us that we won’t be
put in a waiting area until some time in the future. And “shalt thou be with me” means that He will go to
the same place with this person who’s dying at His side.
And the Bible clearly shows that the word “Paradise” and
“Heaven” are the same place. Revelation 2:7 is enough to convince us: “He who has an ear, let
him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers, I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which
is in the paradise of God.” And the tree of life serves double duty, also indicating that we’ll eat the
best of foods in Heaven.
The only ones who
should fear death, are those of you who haven’t given your heart to the Lord. I beg you to take care of that,
at this very moment. It’s the only time you’re guaranteed.