Distant Trumpet

Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying,

“The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord
   and of his Messiah and he will reign forever and ever.” Rev 11:15

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.

Chet Baker

Chet Baker

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.

About Joe Chambers

I am the beloved of the Most High God. I am an avid reader and writer and have been a continuous learner since my college studies in Ancient Literature and English. I live at the base of Mount Princeton in the Colorado Rockies with my wife of over three decades. I believe I have been put here to tell people that God is not mad at them and to show them the way Home. I am the father of three sons, a daughter-in-law and four grandchildren. I love to read, tell stories, and spend time in the wilderness with my friends and sons.
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