Tell Him All

 •  2 min. read  •  grade level: 6
A young music teacher was the sole support of her widowed mother and several younger brothers and sisters. Although an excellent piano player, she was unknown and without recommendation, so she had printed on her concert program that she was a student of the great pianist, Franz Liszt.
It was not true, but it was done, and what happened? Just at the day of the concert Liszt himself came to the town where she lived and stopped at the same hotel where the concert was to be held.
The music teacher was horrified when she heard of it. She had hoped for success, but could see only exposure and embarrassment. After a hard battle with her conscience, she decided that the only thing to do was to go to the great musician and tell him all. With a pounding heart she went to him and confessed what she had done.
Franz Liszt told her to dry her tears, saying gently, "Poor child, poor child! I forgive you."
Then he asked her to sit down and play a piece she had on her program. He listened and then quietly corrected a few slight mistakes she had made.
"Now," he said, "you can say you have been my scholar, and I would ask you to write on the program that Franz Liszt will play the last piece himself!"
Is it possible that you are doing the same thing as this young musician? Are you going under a name far greater than that of Franz Liszt? Many years you have borne the name of Jesus Christ; you call yourself a Christian, but are you really His? Before the day of eternal judgment comes, go to Jesus and tell Him all. He will forgive you and put His own blessed name on the program of your life.
“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.” Acts 16:31