Monday, September 7, 2009

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Wishing to encourage her young son's progress on the piano, a mother took her boy to a Paderewski concert. After they were seated, the mother spotted an old friend in the audience and walked down the aisle to greet her.

Seizing the opportunity to explore the wonders of the concert hall, the little boy rose and eventually explored his way through a door marked "NO ADMITTANCE."

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.

In 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!


This was sent to me in an email. I know that you have probably heard this several times, but I thought I would share. Pray that you are blessed by it.

12 comments:

Heart2Heart said...

Darlene,

Even though we may have read it or heard it somewhere before, the message is still relevant and timeless. I wish I could only have seen this take place! How inspiring and magical it would have been.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Peggy said...

Blessings Darlene...I remember this but it was such a delight, at this time in my life to recall & reread HIS MASTERPIECE completed in us!

I'm so glad that you stopped by for a sweet visit! It was such an encouragement! I'm still praying for you & hoping that God has moved mountains & made masterpieces in your life! Touching you with the love & comfort of Jesus! May you be blessed as you have blessed me!

Debra said...

Darlene,

This truly touched my heart. Thank you for this post. I have missed you and look forward to more visits from you. But I also understand the way life gets so very busy!

Blessings to you!

Andrea said...

Thankful GOD equips us...one less thing I must worry about.
Blessings, andrea

DeeDee said...

I have read that before - but it always speaks to my heart. Thanks for sharing :)

Becca~TimeWellSpent said...

I have read it before but I LOVE it! Thanks for posting it!

Melanie said...

I have read this before, but I never grow tired of it... such a beautiful message! So glad you posted it today.

Meredith said...

Well, I don't think I've ever read it! That is a sweet story, thank you for sharing. Now I need a tissue.

Christina said...

Wow. I loved this. The story you told definitely got the point across. I really enjoyed this one, in fact I'm printing it out. Thanks

Karen said...

I have never read this before...but am so gald I did tonight...it touched my heart....

Alene said...

Thank you! I needed to be reminded to "not quit and keep playing" today. Blessings friend.

xian said...

Ikve just watch the. Clip of this stories in my church.. I'm looking for this clip over the internet.. Do you know where I can download this clip?
If you don't mind please send me the link to neffy_x@yahoo.com
Thx, God Bless You.