This story inspired by a sermon that I had heard some time ago. I tried to create it into a short story.
At the end of a classical music concert. The audience stood up and applauded. Conductor of the orchestra got a tremendous standing ovation. But there is somethingunusual. The conductor did not immediately respond the terrific standing applause. Hejust stood up not pay homage tothe audience. The audience kept clapped loudly. The orchestra player getting a bit confused.
Conductor’s eyes swept across the concert hall. He’s looking for something. And finally his eyes fixed on the rear seat. There is someone there. And old man with white hair. The conductorstaredintothe old man. Not long after, the old man smiled and nodded from a distance. The conductorsmiled back and nodded too. Then, soon helookedaround to the concert hall. He bowed a moment to salute the audience.
After the concert, the conductor assistant came and asks him…
“What happens toyou, sir? You are not goingto salutethe audience. Is there something wrong? “
The Conductor smiled and said “Ok… Now I am going to tell you why. Actually I don’t have the courage to do so, because there is someone who more worthy than me that should get laud from the audience. He is my music teacher. Because of him I could be a good music conductor. He form andteach mewith all his heartand patience. He nevercomplained orangrywhenI often makea mistake. I just dare a salute to the audience after he smiled and nodded. Ido notdare toprecedehim “
.” The essence of the story is, we should stay humble despite the successes we’ve achieved. We should keep our feet on the ground because the world is filled with many talented people whom exceed our own capabilities. We should also realize that we owe our successes to others who continue to support and motivate us throughout our journey. Lastly and the most important key is, God is the one who helps and gives us everything in our lives. Therefore we should remember that and do not take things for granted.
Author : Karina Susanto