Brent Wehmeyer

That's Way-my-er

Don’t Quit…Keep Playing

I received this forward recently.  It has been so true in my life, and I’m sure in many others, so I just had to share.  It can apply to so many areas of life as well, from business to God’s callings on our life.

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.

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 seem to call the equipped, rather, He equips the ‘called.’

Don’t quit . . . Keep playing.”

December 4, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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