Black Spirituality Religion : The Piano Lesson...

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  1. Aqil

    Aqil Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Wishing to encourage her young son's progress on the piano, a mother took the small 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 her son 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 obligatio.

    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 God, 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 God, whispering in your ear, "Don't quit, keep playing." And feel His loving arms around you. Know that His strong hands are playing the concerto of your life...

    Remember, God doesn't call the equipped, He equips the called...

    Your worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the reach of God's grace...

    And your best days are never so good that you are beyond the need of God's grace.


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  2. imhotep35

    imhotep35 Active Member MEMBER

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    in harmony

    This is a wonderful description of God's help available to us all. Hope you won't mind if I read this to my Sunday School class.
     
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    just wanted to say...

    that i was inspired and encouraged by this...thanks for sharing this. it definitely brought a smile to my face. :)
     
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    thank u

    for bringing this to light as i smile in grace:)
     
  5. Aqil

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    Thanks all...Remember, God doesn't call the equipped, He equips the called...

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