Attracted by the large shady trees and the strumming of a guitar, we went into the garden of "The Melting Pot".
|Outside "The Melting Pot"|
So I looked up and saw
a ceiling of violins and bows!
I don't know what I expected to see, but certainly not musical instruments. What were they doing there?
A phone call to Belinda, the friendly owner of "The Melting Pot", soon solved the mystery. Her husband, a violinist, used to make violins and this small building had once been a storeroom. He now specialises in making bows, and the violins and bows in the ceiling were forgotten. When the room was needed for a washroom for visitors to the tea garden, the instruments were discovered and the couple decided to leave them in situ. So now they are a unique feature adding to the charm of "The Melting Pot".
I visualised the violins being used to praise God, the Creator of music and shady trees. But what else might I see if I look up?
I might see birds flying above, which remind me that I am worth more than the sparrows which are not forgotten by God (Luke 12:6) . And if I wait on the Lord, I will renew my strength and soar like an eagle (Isaiah 40:31).
I might see hills and mountains which remind me that my help comes from the Lord (Psalm 121:1-2)
I might see a rainbow reminding me of the many promises of God.
And most of all, I love looking up at the sky. I marvel at the clouds, colors, the sun, the moon and stars which bring to mind these wonderful words:
"The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands,
Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they display knowledge.
There is no speech or language
where their voice is not heard.
Their voice goes out into all the earth,
their words to the end of the world." (Psalm 19:1-4 NIV)
What do you see when you look up?