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Friday, July 13, 2012

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

(Received in email)

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 obligato.

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!