Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Morning Story and Dilbert

Vintage Dilbert – February 9, 2001

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 an old 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 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 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.

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.

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26 comments
  1. Beautiful story, It’s when we say we can’t that He can 🙂

  2. What a beautiful story and comforting message: “Don’t quit. Keep playing.” That’s inspirational – especially to someone who teaches (me) – as I try to help my students realize their potential.

  3. Scott (aka Table97) said:

    What a wonderful story of humility on the part of the “Master.” It is a great reminder of Jesus’ humility as well as how that grace can be lived out in us. Thanks!

  4. Another 5-cupper, Kenny T! The Lord definitely has equipped you to keep us inspired! Thanks. Oh, by the way, we had a great Thanksgiving dinner at the Grove Park Inn. Other than that, your part of the country is way too cold for my little Floridian wife!! Enjoy! 🙂

    • …and I’m getting to an age were Florida weather is looking good!!!

      I’m glad you enjoyed the Grove Park Inn!!! Take Care and God Bless 🙂 Kenny T

  5. I like others have commented, needed this! Plan to reblog! Thanks!

  6. Reblogged this on Christian Warrior and commented:
    I am glad that this is so, At least it appears to me to be so quite often.
    Thanks you God

  7. What a wonderful thought and I find it ture in my life as well.
    Thank you I have rebloged.

  8. jgmtheo said:

    But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Phil 4:19 We can depend on Him being their and helping, when we need Him most. Great Story

  9. I’m very thankful for a God who equips the called, rather than calling the equipped! Thanks for a great post! -Lori

  10. Bravo–tissue 🙂 . The arms of the Master–what great comfort to know that we are loved and He is not separate from us but with us. Another smile added to my heart! Take care. 😀

    • …. and good day to you!!!! I hope you are enjoying your coffee and getting ready for a new DAY!!!! Take Care and God Bless 🙂 Kenny T

  11. such a beautiful message. thank you for sharing this and reminding us that with God helps we can reach our fullest potential.

  12. What a great story. it brought a smile to my heart and face.

    Russ

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