"A Piano Duet"
[Author Unknown)

5-19-99 Story of the Week Seeds from Church Within #32
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Welcome
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Greetings my Dearest Sisters and Brothers, and welcome again to The
Church Within Story of the Week ["SOW Seeds]

This week's SOW Seeds - #32 , contributed first by: Fred Harris

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Story of the Week
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"A Piano Duet"
[Author Unknown)

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 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 the bass part. Soon his right arm reached around to the other
side of the child and he added 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 our Heavenly Father. 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. "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.

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The Prayer
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Dear God,        
May every note of my life from today into eternity be in harmony with the
Symphony of Your Love.

You ALL are Within the Infinitely Loving Embrace of our Universal
Parent,

The Creator's Eternal Love, through me, to all of You,
Pastor Daniel

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