Thursday, April 12, 2012
The Violin Maker
I'm reading The Violin Maker by John Marchese. There's a quote in the book from You Can Make a Stradivarius Violin by Joseph Reid. "Violin making is one of the most noble crafts of man, being one in which the mental and artistic genius of the maker find full freedom. A man's true character and nature will be revealed by the violin that he fashions. If he is a true artist he will build his very soul into the instrument." God is a true artist, and that's what He does for us, His instruments. It's no coincidence that a violin is shaped like a woman, and the church, Christ's Bride, is a woman and the crown of His creation.