Tuesday, November 6, 2012

With The Master's Help


    Wishing to encourage her young son's progress on the piano, a mother took her boy to a Paderewski concert. (Paderewski was a great Polish concert pianist and composer.) 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 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 boy was missing.
  Suddenly, the curtains parted and the spotlights focused on the impressive Steinway on the 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 little boy's ear, "Don't quit. Keep playing" Then leaning over, Paderewski reached down with his left hand and began filling in the bass part. Soon his right arm reached around to the other side of the boy and played a running obbligato. Together, the old master and the young novice transformed a frightening situation into a wonderfully creative experience. The audience was mesmerized. 

   I heard this story from a wonderful person and it touched me because, we all at one point or another think that we are not good enough or that we will not be able reach our goals. But our Savior sees us as someone who can accomplish anything. We are sons and daughters of a beloved Heavenly Father the most great creator of all who loves us so much that he gave his only begotten son Jesus Christ ( John 3: 16-17 ). He wants us to be happy in our lives, he will never abandon us. Just like Paderewski was there for the little boy, our Savior Jesus Christ is there for us with his arms around us also, saying to us "Don't quit. Keep Playing". With his help he can turn our situations into a materpiece.    

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