New Rumley United Methodist Church
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From the Pastor...
I would like to share a beautiful story of God’s presence sent to me by a friend.
Wishing to encourage her young son’s progress on the piano, a mother took him to a concert. After they were seated, the mother spotted a friend in the audience and went down the aisle to greet her. Seizing the opportunity to explore the great 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 the spotlights focused on the impressive Steinway piano 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, bent down and whispered in the boy’s ear, “Don’t quit, keep playing.”
Then, leaning over, the master pianist reached down with his left hand and began to fill in the bass part. Soon his right arm reached gently around to the right side of the child 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.
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 our Master and Lord whispering quietly in your ear, “Don’t quit, keep going.”
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
In Christian Love,
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