The Boy and the Piano Master
Wishing to encourage her young son's progress on the piano, a mother
took him to a concert featuring a renowned pianist. After they were
seated, the mother spotted a 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 her son was missing.
The curtains parted and spotlights focused on the impressive grand piano on stage. In horror, the mother saw her little boy sitting at the
keyboard, innocently tapping out "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star."
At that moment, the great piano master made his entrance, he quickly
moved to the piano, and whispered in the boy's ear, "Don't quit, keep
playing". Then leaning over, the great pianist reached down with his
left hand and began filling in the 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 a
frightening situation into a wonderfully creative experience. The
audience was mesmerized.
That's the way it is with God. What we accomplish on our own is hardly
noteworthy. We try our best, but the results aren't exactly graceful
flowing music. But with the hand of the Master, our life's work truly
can be beautiful.
The next time you set out to accomplish great feats, listen carefully.
You can hear the voice of the Master whispering in your ear. "Don't
quit. Keep playing". Feel His loving arms around you. Know that His
strong hands are playing the concerto of your life.
Remember, God doesn't call the equipped, He equips the called. He'll
always be there to love and guide you on to great things. Keep the
faith and keep playing. Together, you and the Master will make