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A Great Story : )
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DD    Posted 05-10-2004 at 16:58:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
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
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
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 obligatio. 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. 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, and pass this little message

mud    Posted 05-10-2004 at 17:36:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
there i go thinkin agin...

thank you

KellyGa    Posted 05-10-2004 at 17:13:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Very inspiring, thanks DD. :)

That's beautiful    Posted 05-10-2004 at 17:10:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
simply beautiful. And, so true. Thank you DD........gfp

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