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Lift Where You Stand

Posted by AJ Gubernick on

Perfect Love by Del Parsons

“Some years ago in our meetinghouse in Darmstadt, Germany, a group of brethren was asked to

move a grand piano from the chapel to the adjoining cultural hall, where it was needed for a

musical event. None were professional movers, and the task of getting that gravity-friendly

instrument through the chapel and into the cultural hall seemed nearly impossible. Everybody

knew that this task required not only physical strength but also careful coordination. There were

plenty of ideas, but not one could keep the piano balanced correctly. They repositioned the

brethren by strength, height, and age over and over again—nothing worked.


As they stood around the piano, uncertain of what to do next, a good friend of mine, Brother

Hanno Luschin, spoke up. He said, “Brethren, stand close together and lift where you stand.”


As members of the church, we must learn to work together if we want to see the gospel progress

in the lives of everyone around us. We are building the Lords church on the earth and it is a team

effort to make sure that we are helping people feel welcome when they enter the church.


“As strong as you are, you cannot and you should not lift a piano by yourself. Likewise, none of

us can or should move the Lord’s work alone. But if we all stand close together in the place the

Lord has appointed and lift where we stand, nothing can keep this divine work from moving

upward and forward.” –Dieter F. Uchtdorf


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