And He said unto me, "My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me."
2 Corinthians 12:9

Saturday, September 21, 2013

From B's grandparents

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!   

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