Peter Cropper was an acclaimed British violinist, the leader of the Lindsay Quartet, and founding Artistic Director of Music in the Round, a charitable organization he founded in the 1980s to promote chamber music concerts. Cropper died suddenly in 2015 at the age of 69.
Cropper’s work was so outstanding that the Royal Academy of Music in London had honored him by lending him a priceless 258-year old Stradivarius. It is the dream of every violinist to be able to play such an instrument.
But a terrible thing happened while Cropper was performing in Finland. He tripped and fell on top of the Stradivarius and broke it. Cropper’s pleasant dream was turned into a horrible nightmare. He was inconsolable.
Then a London violin dealer told him of a master craftsman who could repair the Stradivarius. To make a long story short, the repairs were so perfect they could not even be seen, and the soaring notes of the instrument were more beautiful than they had ever been before — all because the broken parts were placed in the hands of a master craftsman who then applied his healing touch.
Whether we realize it or not, Jesus Christ is the one we have been looking for in our lives. Something terrible happens and our lives are broken. Then we turn them over to Jesus who is the Master Craftsman of all time. He takes the broken pieces and puts them back together again, and we are better than new! A God Touch
With help from John Thomas Randolph
God can heal a broken heart……..But you need to give God all the pieces…..