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From The Captain’s Table [PK’s Perusings]
Here at St. Andrew’s in the Pentecost Season we must admit that we are not the only church which values and heeds the working of God’s Holy Spirit. But we definitely are one. LET’S SEE. How will you recognize the working of God’s Holy Spirit?
Hear this parable:
There was a young lad who was just learning to play the piano. The boy’s mother, wishing to encourage the boy’s progress, bought tickets for a concert by Paderewski, Poland’s famous composer and concert pianist. When the night arrived, they found their seats near the front of the concert hall and eyed the majestic Steinway waiting on stage. Waiting for the concert to begin, the mother chatted with several of the people sitting around her, during which, unbeknownst to her, the young boy slipped away.
Well, the lights dimmed, the spotlights came on, the audience quieted, and only then did anyone notice the young boy, on stage, sitting at the piano, innocently plucking “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.” His mother gasped. The audience giggled. And just then, the master appeared on stage. And seeing the young lad, Paderewski quickly moved to the keyboard.
“Don’t quit,” he whispered to the boy…”Keep playing.” Reaching around the young lad with his left hand, Paderewski began filling in a bass part. Soon his right arm reached around the other side, encircling the child, to add a running Obbligato. Together, the old master and the young novice held the crowd mesmerized.
The working of God’s Holy Spirit is shown and known in the enablement of our lives as individual and as congregation…our witness, our good works, and frankly our persistence. “Don’t quit! Keep playing!” is the courage and strength He has planted in us. His is the voice that directs and gives us purpose. His are the left hand and right hand that make a symphony of our Twinkle, Twinkle. It is the working of God’s Holy Spirit which consecrates what we do…that is, which makes it Effective, to Accomplish something, and to Stand for something. And it is His joining his right and left hands with Us, that joins Us with Others into that harmonious voice which proclaims in concert to the world that GOD is King…not profit, or power, or politics.
We are not the only church which values and heeds the working of God’s Holy Spirit, but we definitely are one.
And the “Twinkle, Twinkle’ we’ve played together with God these past 8 months has been Total Blessing to Me. Thank You…..and Godspeed.
Baptized, together with You,
PK