Everything Happens for a Reason

A savior was born today to save us from eternal death!!! (sorry for the late post, I have connection problem)

Several days ago, my friends sent me this story.

There are 2 people on a travel together. They have a donkey to carry their stuff, a torch to light up their way at night, and a chicken, friend of the donkey. One of the two people is a very good person that believes in God and the other is atheist. Along the way, they talked about God. “God is good.” The believer said. “Let us see if you’re right about that in our travel.” The atheist replied. When it’s about evening, they reached a small village and then searched for a place to stay. But unfortunately there are no vacant places. So they decided to continue to the village outskirt and sleep there.
The atheist said cynically,”God is really good huh!?”. The believer replied, “Maybe for God this is the best place for us to spend the night.”
They set up a small camp under a big tree near the road to the small village. They tied their donkey to a tree several feet from them and when they about to light up their torch, suddenly they hear a loud sound. A beast preyed their donkey and ate it. Those two people climb a tree to get away from it, to stay safe. “You still want to say God is good!?” the atheist complained. The believer replied again,”If that beast didn’t prey the donkey, it surely would prey us. So yes, God is good.”
An hour later or so, they hear the chicken scream. From above they can see, a wild cat preyed their chicken and ate it. This time before the atheist could say anything, the believer said,”That chicken save us, without that chicken, that wild cat already climbed up the tree and attack us. God is good.”. Just after the believer said that, a wind gushes blow out their torch, their heat and light source in the cold night. “It looks like God is really ‘good’ to us this night!” the atheist mad and the believer just stay silence.
The next morning, these two people go back to the small village to stock up. And when they come, they really surprised to see the village. There are houses on fire and wounded people everywhere. The village was robbed by a horde of thieves last night. The believer said, “See, God is good! If our torch still lit up the whole night, the thieves would be able to where we are, and if we didn’t climb the tree then it might be we would be robbed too. So clearly up in the tree with blown out torch is the best for us!”

Most of the times in our life we are like the atheist in the story, whether we realized it or not. We always get mad and blame God or other people when something doesn’t go the way we want it to be. But we forget to see the big picture. Always forget to think that maybe the hardship or bitterness that we experience today can lead us into the best possible way for our life. Maybe those entire things happen for our goodness. It’s true that we can’t see what that goodness is now, but in the future we’ll understand it and when we looked back we will be grateful for what happened to us.

Just like in the story, it’s true they experienced many unpleasant things that night, they lost their stuff, their donkey and chicken, and they have to stay above on tree on cold night, but they’re not harmed at all. Compared what would happen if they able to stay in the village, they might end up wounded or even lost their life.

Let’s learn to be like the believer in the story, see everything from the positive side. Go through every hardship and unpleasant thing patiently and calmly, always believe that there’s a greater purpose for us for everything happen in our life. So don’t be disappointed, broken or even gave up when hardship hit you. Believe there’s goodness waiting for you in the end and that’s will give you strength and courage more than you can imagine to face anything in your life.

Best Regards,
Sleeping Wiseman

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