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,
" T winkle, 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,
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,
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.'