Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Concert

I received this from a good friend this morning, and it has a powerful message. See if it speaks to you as it did me.

When the house lights dimmed and the concert was about to begin, the mother returned to her seat and discovered that the 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 feeble 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. So touch someone by passing this little message along.

May God bless you and be with you always and remember ,

Don't quit . .. . Keep playing."


Tammy said...

Hi sweetie! Just making some blog visits this morning before I tackle the house again. I just wanted to say hello and wish you a blessed 'hump day'. :) Love ya!

Judy said...

Hi Cindy! What a beautiful writing! You always share the most inspiring/neatest things in your blog. This was really touching. Hope you have a blessed weekend. Hugs!

Julie said...

Hi Cindy, what wonderful words of encouragement, than you so much for sharing. They were exactly what I needed to hear and I thank you. The Lord used those words to reach right down to where I am at. Thank you so much. (((hugs))) and blessings.