Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Master

I received this beautiful e-mail from a very special friend and designer, Sandy of SandEz Creationz, today. I just have to share it with you all...

When the house lights dimmed and the concert was about to begin..a 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 God's arms around you and

know that Those hands are there, helping

you turn your feeble attempts into true masterpieces.

Remember, God doesn't seem to

call the equipped, rather, God 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!


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

1 comment:

Faye Hadfield said...

What a beautiful story - thank you for sharing xx