Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Concert...

When the house lights dimmed and the concert was about to begin, the mother returned to
her seat and discovered that her child was missing. Suddenly, the curtains parted and spotlights
focused on the impressive Steinway on stage. To her horror, the mother saw her little boy
sitting at the keyboard, innocently picking out 'Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.'
At that moment, the great piano master made his entrance, quickly moved to the piano, and
whispered in the boy's ear, 'Don't quit . . keep playing.' Then, leaning over , Paderewski reached
down with his left hand and began filling in a bass part. Soon his right arm reached around to the other side of the child, and he added a running obbligato.
Together, the old master and the young novice transformed what could have been a frightening situation into a wonderfully creative experience. The audience was so mesmerized that they couldn't recall what else the great master played. Only the classic, ' Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.' Perhaps that's the way it is with God. What we can accomplish on our own is hardly noteworthy.
We try our best, but the results aren't always graceful flowing music. However, with the hand of the Master, our life's work can truly be beautiful.
The next time you set out to accomplish great feats, listen carefully... you may hear the voice of The Master, whispering in your ear,
'Don't quit . . Keep playing.'
May you feel His arms around you and know that His hands are there, helping you turn your attempts into true masterpieces.
Remember, God doesn't seem to call the equipped, rather, He equips the 'called'.
Life is more accurately measured by the lives you touch than by the things you acquire. May God bless you and be with You Always

and remember....
'Don't quit . . Keep playing.'