God's Hands

This is a very uplifting story...

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 missing.

Suddenly, the curtains parted and spotlights focused on the impressive Steinway on stage. In horror, the mother saw her little boy was 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 obligato. Together, the old master and the young novice transformed a frightening situation into a wonderfully creative experience. The audience was so mesmerized they couldn't recall what else the great master played. Only the classic "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star."

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."


- Author Unknown

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. Life is more accurately measured by the lives you touch than the things you acquire.

Have a blessed Sunday!

6 comments:

Maus said...

wwwowwwwwwww.
ganda naman ng story.
yes its true dont quit..
god had a purpose for everything.

Sue said...

Hi Mariz,
I have heard this story before, but enjoyed reading it again. It is such a good one, and we do need to be reminded that God works through us.

rencalago said...

very impressive

Melody said...

Amen!

What a great story. Thanks for sharing. God bless!

Sue said...

Hi Mariz,
I sent a comment on this, but my email said it was undeliverable. I wonder if anyone else tried, and the same thing happened. I'm trying again.

I have heard this story before, yet, it is a good one to read as well. We can be thankful God doesn't expect us to live in our own strength, even though we try over and over.

Blessings!
Sue

Channelofhealing said...

God is Good all the time

Godbless

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