Sept 30 – Joshua Bell Concert

Violinist Joshua Bell played to a sold out audience in Boston where seats cost an average of $100 each. But two days later Bell played incognito on a three and a half million dollar Stradivarius violin for forty five minutes before thousands of people at a Metro station in Washington D.C. No one applauded, there was no recognition, and tips of just thirty-two dollars. Why? Nobody recognized this was one of the best musicians in the world playing the best and most intricate music ever written, on one of the most valuable instruments ever made. Are faulty perceptions, questionable tastes and distorted priorities costing us dearly? John, writing of Christ’s coming into the world, said: ”He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him.” But then John offered hope to all, writing: ”But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become the children of God, to those who believe in His name.” Are you missing out on a relationship with the greatest person who ever lived

Pastor Alex Rockwell