Giving the Key

by | Jun 9, 1998 | Inviting Jesus, Surrender

Zig Ziglar tells the story about an elderly man playing an organ in a cathedral in Europe. He was playing sad and melancholy music. It was sad because this was his last day as organist of the cathedral. He was being replaced by a younger musician.

At dusk, somebody stepped into the cathedral. Seeing the younger man, the organist stopped playing, locked the organ and slipped the key into his pocket. He was approached by the young man, who simply said, “Please, the key.”

On receiving the key, the young organist went to the organ and began to pay. While the old man had played beautifully and skilfully, the young man played with sheer genius. Music such as the world had never heard came rolling out of that beautiful old organ. This was the world’s introduction to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.

The old man, with tears in his eyes, said, “Suppose – just suppose – I had not given the master the key!” Have you given the Master the key – the key to your heart and to your life?

Author unknown. If anyone has a proprietary interest in this story please authenticate and I will be happy to credit, or remove, as the circumstances dictate.

Thanks to WITandWISDOM(tm) – September 7, 1999


Giving the Key