Don't quit..... keep playing

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 His arms around you and
know that His hands are there, helping
you turn your feeble attempts into true masterpieces.
Remember, God doesn't
call the equipped, rather, He equips t he 'called.'
Life is more accurately measured by the lives you touch than by the things you acquire.
May God bless you and be with
you always!
'Don't quit .... Keep playing.


Laura said...

Thanks, Pilar. I needed that.

Jill said...

Pilar, that was absolutely beautiful! Thank you!

Nina in Portugal said...

oh Pilar...my heart is still racing from when the mother discovered her child missing......I got hung up on that part....to much going on lately with kids being taken...scares the daylights out of me! Sorry.....

Anyway, If I don't get back around to you before Christmas...have a great day with your precious family....these are the days we'll look back on as mothers and wonder where the time went...our precious girls will be beautiful young Godly ladies (I'm trusting God for this) and we will miss these crazy busy days when our kids are young....love them fast Pilar.....they're growing up even faster!!