06/23/07 Weekend Grif.Net – Twinkle Twinkle

06/23/07 Weekend Grif.Net – Twinkle Twinkle

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
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 the child was

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 he 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 a frightening situation into a wonderfully
creative experience. The audience was mesmerized.

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 exactly graceful
flowing music. But with the hand of the Master, our life’s work truly can
be beautiful. 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 there
helping you turn your feeble attempts into true masterpieces. Remember, God
doesn’t call the equipped, He equips the called. And He’ll always be there
to love and guide you on to great things.


Dr Bob Griffin,
1 cross + 3 nails = 4 given