(4)上鋼琴課

上鋼琴課

Wishing to encourage her young son’s progress on the piano, a mother took him to a concert featuring a famous pianist. 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 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.

The curtains parted and spotlights focused on the impressive grand 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, and whispered in the boy’s ear, “Don’t quit. keep playing.” Then, leaning over, the great pianist reached down with his left hand and started 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 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 the Master whispering in your ear, ‘Don’t quit. Keep playing.’ 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. He’ll always be there to love and guide you on to great things. Keep the faith, and keep playing. Together, you and The Master will make beautiful music.

   

    一個母親為著鼓勵她的兒子在彈鋼琴上的學習﹐她就帶他去一位著名鋼琴家的音樂會。當他們正在坐下的時候﹐這位母親發現在觀眾裡有一個相熟的朋友﹐於是便馬上走過去打招呼。小孩見到有機會可以在音樂廳到處逛逛﹐就離開他的座位﹐直至見到面前有一扇關上的門﹐上面寫著”閒人免進”。當廳裡的燈光變暗音樂會快要開始的時候﹐母親回到她的座位﹐那時卻發現不見了她的兒子。

    台上的幕打開了﹐射燈照著台上的鋼琴。突然﹐母親發現到自己的兒子正坐在鋼琴座上﹐天真的彈”閃閃小星”。那時大家專敬的鋼琴家已經出場﹐他很快走到鋼琴旁邊﹐他低聲對小孩說﹕「繼續彈﹐不要停。」然後﹐這位鋼琴家彎著腰﹐用他的左手彈低音那部份﹐又很快他的右手繞在小孩的右邊﹐開始彈高音那部份。一齊兩人將一個緊張的情景變成一個美妙而有創意的經驗。

    神與我們的關係也是一樣。我們所能做到的微不足道。盡了自己全部的力量﹐最後結果也不一定流順悅耳。但是有了主的幫助﹐我們的生命就變得美妙豐盛。下一次你有甚麼大的挑戰﹐先用你的耳朵細聽﹐主會低聲跟你打氣﹕「不要放棄﹐繼續努力吧﹗」用你的心來感受他的擁抱﹐你知道﹐他一雙強壯的手正為你彈你生命的樂章哪﹗不要忘記﹐主並不呼召那些已經預備好的﹐他預備他所呼召的。他一定會愛你和領導你做更大的事。保守你的信心﹐繼續彈你的樂章。主與你一齊必定可以創造美妙的音樂。
TCAG.