Sunday, October 21, 2007

I was just reading this article by David J. Pollay (click here for some of his stories on my blog)
*by the way, my Misc label has one of the most interesting stuff in it XD should check it out which was written on the 14th of May 2007. Thus it stirred me to write up this blog.

In Florence, Italy, one of Michelangelo's greatest piece of work is placed there in the museum. The sculpture of David.Got this picture from here

For those of you who knows the history, you would know what was Michelangelo's reply when asked what inspired him to carve this magnificent sculpture (bearing in mind, that in those years, art was at its truest form, it's pivotal point of development) His reply was, "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free."

Imagine for the most of us, when given a block of raw marble we would just toss it off as a piece of useless material. How many of us would be able to see an angel in that hard piece of marble? But Michelangelo saw beyond the piece of marble, in his mind he already saw his masterpiece. He saw what his hands could do with just a piece of marble.

It's like when we present ourselves to God, we are just the plain old good for nothing human beings. We may find that we do not have anything to offer to God, we can't sing as well as the worship leader, what more when we do sing, the birds fall off the trees.
Or I can't play any musical instruments, I can't do this, I can't do that...
We are just like that piece of marble, good for nothing in the eyes of most people BUT when placed in the RIGHT HANDS of God, our creator. He's able to mold and shape us into His masterpiece. God already knew what a masterpiece you are, as you allow God to work in your life.

Just as Michelangelo worked on that piece of marble, day and night, no other people could be able to see what Michelangelo saw. He did not finish his masterpiece in a day nor a week nor a month. It took him 3 years!! (1501 - 1504) Imagine if we were to work on piece of rock for 3 years, how many of us would just toss it away? I know I would!
Day and night, Michelangelo kept working on it, he had the end in mind, he knew that the prize was the worth the price. He was determine.

That is exactly the same with God but more. God would never get sick of us, with all our troubles and whining, to prove His love for us, He gave us His only Son, Jesus Christ. And it is only through Him that we are saved. And as long as we put our lives in His hands, we will never go wrong.

Given that piece of marble in my hand, it would just end up as a piece of junk. But in the hands of Michelangelo it turned out to be David. Priceless.
To end off:

A basketball in my hands is worth about $19. A basketball in Michael Jordan's hands is worth about $33 million. It depends whose hands it's in.

A baseball in my hands is worth about $6. A baseball in Mark Mcquire's hands is worth $19 million. It depends whose hands it's in.

A tennis racket is useless in my hands. A tennis racket in Pete Sampras' hands is a Wimbledon Championship. It depends whose hands it's in.

A rod in my hands will keep away a wild animal. A rod in Moses' hands will part the mighty sea. It depends whose hands it's in.

A sling shot in my hands is a kid's toy. A sling shot in David's hand is a mighty weapon. It depends whose hands it's in.

Two fish and 5 loaves of bread in my hands is a couple of fish sandwiches. Two fish and 5 loaves of bread in God's hands will feed thousands. It depends whose hands it's in.

Nails in my hands might produce a birdhouse. Nails in Jesus Christ's hands will produce salvation for the entire world. It depends whose hands it's in.

As you see now it depends whose hands it's in. So put your concerns, your worries, your fears, your hopes, your dreams, your families and your relationships in God's hands because - It depends whose hands it's in.


Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

Fionna Tan said...


nonetheless, i didn't write the article...the author's name is included =)

haven't been blogging for quite a good while now anyway =)