Did you hear about a trumpet player and a jazz band leader? This band leader was rehearsing a jazz piece where there was a certain trumpet part required to be played at a distance. Sometimes they would use a mute to make it sound like the trumpet is a long way away. But this band leader wanted it to sound authentic so he had this trumpeter get way off stage. Almost out of the theatre and had him play from that distance when the time came.
He rehearsed his part over and over to get his cues just right because he couldn’t see the leader and he wanted it to be perfect.
The night of the performance the place was standing room only. During the beautiful set at just the perfect time the distance trumpet began to play. It was incredible. The trumpet played two bars of his part and then suddenly he stopped. The band leader waited and waited but then couldn’t wait any longer and went on with the ensemble and concluded it.
After the performance the angry band leader grabbed the trumpet player and demanded to know what happened. The guy said, “Well, everything was going so well. I hit my cue just right… it was great. Then all of a sudden this stage hand came to me and jerked my trumpet out of my mouth and said, ‘You dummy! Don’t you know there is a concert going on out there?”
If you have joined Jesus in His Kingdom band every note in your life has been planned by our Father and you can relax and enjoy the music.
My problem is that sometimes when I hear the notes, I think it’s noise.