Country Living
Country Living, Country Skills
Country People

KountryLife.com - A Country Living Resource and Community
Community
Message Board
Country Topics
Trading Post
Memory Lane
Country Skills
Country Cooking

Channels
Gardening
Livestock
The Kitchen
Machinery
Tools

Photographs
Photo Gallery
Vintage Photos
Special Collections

Fun
Country Humor
Country Sounds
Coloring Book
Interactive Story

Farm Tractors
Pictures
Tractor Parts
Tractor Manuals

Miscellaneous
Classic Trucks
Antique Tractors
Modern Tractors
Site Map
Links Page
Contact Us

  
Country Talk Discussion Board

A Great Story : )


[ Expand ] [ View Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ Return to Forum ]

Posted by DD on May 10, 2004 at 16:58:39 from (65.35.6.66):

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 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
along.




Follow Ups:




Post A Followup

Name:
E-Mail:

Subject: Re: A Great Story : )

Comments:

Optional Link URL:
Link Title:
Optional Image URL:

Email Notification: If you check this box, email will be sent to you whenever someone replies to this message. Your email address must be entered above to receive notification. This notification will be cancelled automatically after 2 weeks.



[Home] [Search]

Copyright © 1999-2013 KountryLife.com
All Rights Reserved
A Country Living Resource and Community