The Concert
   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 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 seem to
   call the equipped, rather,
  He equips the 'called.'
   Life is more accurately measured by the lives you touch than by the
things you acquire. So touch someone by passing this little message along.

   May God bless you and be with you always! and remember ,"Don't quit."
  "Keep playing."