Thursday, February 20, 2014
A Story - "The King Who Did Not Believe"
A king who did not believe in the goodness of God, had a slave
who, in all circumstances would always say, "My king, do not be
discouraged, because everything God does is perfect. He makes no mistakes!"
One day, they went hunting and along the way a wild animal
attacked the king. His slave managed to kill the animal, but could
not prevent his majesty from losing a finger. Furious and without
showing his gratitude for being saved, the nobleman asked, "Is God good? If He was good, I would not have been attacked and lost my finger."
The slave replied: "My king, despite all these things, I can only
tell you that God is good, and he knows why these things happened.
What God does is perfect. He is never wrong!"
Outraged by the response, the king ordered the arrest of his slave.
Later, the king left for another hunt, this time alone. He was
captured by savages who engaged in human sacrifices.
On the altar and ready to sacrifice the nobleman, the savages
discovered that their victim did not have one of his fingers.
According to them, only a whole person with all his/her parts
intact could be offered to the gods.The king without a finger was
deemed an abominable sacrifice for their gods. So, they released the king.
Upon his return to the palace, the king authorized the release of
his slave. He received the slave affectionately. "God was really
good to me! I was almost killed by the wild men, but for lack of a
single finger, I was let go! But I have a question: If God is so
good, why did he allow me to put you in jail?"
The slave answered, "My king, if I had gone with you on this hunt,
I would have been sacrificed instead because I have no missing finger.
Remember, everything God does is perfect. He is never wrong. He
made you keep me in jail so I would not be with you on the hunt."
Often we complain about life, and negative things that happen to
us, forgetting that nothing is random and that everything has a purpose.
Every morning, offer your day to God; don't be in a rush.
Ask God to inspire your thoughts, guide your actions, and ease
your feelings. And do not be afraid. God is never wrong!
You know why this message is for you? I do not know, but God
knows, because He never makes mistakes.
What you do with this message is up to you. May God put in your
heart the desire to send it to someone. God knows why He chose you
to receive this message. Please bless someone with it.
God is never wrong!
When you feel like you are drowning in life, don't worry----Your
Lifeguard walks on water.