Keys of the King

Here’s a great sermon illustration that has stuck with me, though who the preacher was has long been forgotten: Your mind is a piano with 88 keys, representing receptivity to God; the keys are activated by Scripture. But most Christians, through neglect, only have a toy piano working. God wants to send them a concerto, but all they can hear is “Chopsticks.”

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Donald T. Williams is Professor Emeritus of Toccoa Falls College. He stays permanently camped out on the borders between serious scholarship and pastoral ministry, between theology and literature, and between Narnia and Middle-Earth. He is the author of fourteen books, including Answers from Aslan: The Enduring Apologetics of C. S. Lewis (DeWard, 2023). He is a contributing editor of Touchstone.

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