Lloyd C. Douglas, the author of The Robe and other novels, lived in a boarding house when he was a student. On the first floor of that boarding house lived a retired music teacher who was in poor health, unable to leave his apartment. He and Douglas developed a friendship and a daily ritual. Each morning Douglas would come down the steps from his apartment, open the music teacher’s door and ask him, “What’s the good news?” The music teacher would pick up his tuning fork, tap it on the side of his wheelchair, and say “That’s middle C! It was middle C yesterday; it will be middle C tomorrow; it will be middle C a thousand years from now. The tenor upstairs sings flat, the piano across the hall is out of tune, but my friend, that is middle C!”
As we move through life, we look for those familiar bearings, those unchanging certainties upon which we can rely, which will always be there – no matter what. They are hard to find. The future will have its share of ups and downs, but in all of the change and chaos around us, you can count on this one thing: the Light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it. Our Lord is with us. You can set your bearings by it. Beloved, for you and me Christ is middle C! He was middle C yesterday; He will be middle C tomorrow; He will be middle C a thousand years from now. The world outside sings flat, the devil down the hall is out of tune, but my friend, Christ is middle C!
The Hebrew writer declared, “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever” (Heb. 13:8).
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