"Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; He rises to show you compassion." Isaiah 30:18
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Mckenzie is working on a piano piece for the upcoming spring concert. This is a trickier piece than she normally plays and it has grace notes incorporated into it. When her piano teacher started instructing her on grace notes, my ears perked up. A grace note is an additional note added to the music as an ornament. They are written smaller than the 'regular' notes. (I'm not a musician...hang in there with my layman's terms) Grace notes are to be played separately from the 'regular' notes so that the ear can hear them. I've been thinking about those grace notes ever since we left piano lessons last night. I think we all have grace notes sprinkled through out our day. Ultimately, grace is God's gift to us...it's more than we could ever deserve. Grace notes are the ornaments in our day that pop up unexpectedly;they are the special notes placed in our lives by God. They might not always be easily seen. When Mckenzie plays her piece I really have to listen for the grace notes, they are seamlessly worked into her piece and they could easily be missed by the untrained ear. But when I listen for them, they are delightful. I believe that if I train my ear to listen for the grace notes in life, I'll be blessed and delighted. But I have to be listening for them. That's just what I plan to do today. I hope your day will echo with Grace notes as well.