Saturday, August 8, 2009

God's way and not man's way...

I was reading an article from the newspaper and it triggered me to think a little...

There was once a priest being invited to a foreign land, to a church nearby the sea. As he prepared himself, he was praying earnestly to God for good weather, free from traffic jam as well as journey mercy there. However, as he drove, the rain doesn't seem to abate but it became worse. He was disappointed and sad. In his heart, he can't stop thinking why is God not listening to his prayers? If the weather is so bad, who will probably come to church and listen to my preaching?

As he arrived, his heart was not in peace at all while he stepped in the church. To his amazement, the church was packed with people! He couldn't believe his eyes and wonder what was happening! The native preacher approached him and warmly welcome his coming.

"What.... What happened?"
"Ahh.... Because all the natives are fishermen, however, because the rain is too strong for them to go out the sea for fishing, thus all the young and old are here to listen to your sermon."

God's grace, mighty works, miracles, who can predict them?
Accidents, wars, man-made accidents and many more are continuously happening around us...
Why don't we learn to submit all things in God's hand?


Short yet meaningful, isn't it? Well, at least to me, it is..

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found by you, says the LORD (Jeremiah 29: 11 - 14)


Novemson said...

That's one of the reason I don't want to be pesimist!

Shan Shang said...

Yo yo novem! Bila datang m'sia? Hehe.. Cant wait for convo! :)

Novemson said...

Tommorow! Huahahaha!
Exactly 15 hours 21 minutes from now~