Twinkle twinkle little star

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 obbligato.

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."


This story is being told in the service by Pastor Ben. It's an allegory, that aims to tell a moral to the readers. This is the comment taken from the website I have taken this story from:

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.

The 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.


I have been thinking about it. Sometimes, the most simple thing can become the most impactful thing in life, not with human effort, but with the help of a partner, in partnership with the Holy Spirit. Perhaps it also further reinforced that I should carry on with my outreach effort. The message is about God's freedom business on Earth. I was thinking about it, it all makes sense by asking what is my core business in NUS? I think God is offering me the answer in this message. I can hear God saying, 'keep on playing, dun give up.' All the talk about a break, I think I can find rest in God but work in God will still continue.

Twinkle twinkle little star,
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the sky so high,
Like the diamond in the sky.
Twinkle Twinkle little star,
How I wonder what you are.

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