Don’t Quit-Just Keep Playing – by Pastor Nate Carter

Pastor Nate Carter

“My Grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in your weakness” – 2 Corinthians 12:9

I heard a story about a mom who wanted to encourage her little boy to keep practicing the piano. So, she decided to take him to hear Paderewski, the great pianist, in concert. They sat near the front, and the boy was fascinated by the big grand piano on the stage. While his mother was talking to a friend, she didn’t notice her son slip away. As the house lights dimmed, and the spotlight hit the piano, she gasped as she saw her son on the piano bench, playing “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.” Before she could get to him, Paderewski walked over to the keyboard and sat down beside the boy. “Don’t quit, keep playing,” he whispered. Then he reached down with his left hand and began filling in the bass part, and with his right arm he reached around the other side encircling the child and added a running obbligato. Together the old master and the child brought the crowd to its feet.

Child of God, no matter how ill equipped you may feel today, the Master has a word for you: “Don’t quit, keep playing.” No matter what you’re doing today; raising those children, running that business, pastoring that church, or just trying to be a better Christian; whatever it is you’re doing, don’t quit, keep playing, and He will add whatever is needed to turn your efforts into a masterpiece. Remember, His grace is sufficient for thee.