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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,

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.'