“No thanks…”

The rain was falling and the water level was rising. As the water level rose higher and higher, forcing the man onto the roof of his house, alone comes a rowboat with an offer to take him to safer ground. “No, thanks” the man replied “The Lord will provide.”

As the water got higher, alone comes someone in a motorboat with another offer to tahe the manto safer ground. “No, thanks, the Lord will supply.”

Standing on the very top of his chimney with a helicopter hovering overhead offering to take him to safer ground, he yells out, “Thanks, but no thanks. The Lord will provide.”

The rapidly rising water finally sweeps the man off the top of his house, taking him downstream toward destruction. While being swept alone in the rapids, he cries out, “Lord, why didn;t you help me? You know I was trusting in You.” He hears a voice say, “I sent you a row boat, a motor boat, and a helicopter. What more did you want me to do?”

Isn’t this just like most of us? God sends the help we are praying for, but all too often we refuse to recognize the help He sends. When things over our heads and we are out of control, we blame Him for ignoring us.

‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’ Jeremiah 33:3

– Author Unknown

Short stories are posted on our blog every Saturday. They may be parables or tales that I heard in my childhood or stories from the ancient past or from the contemporary milieu. I am sure you will find this space a treasure trove of wisdom and inspiration. There will not be a single story, which doesn’t have something distinctive to offer to you…Food for thought, Points to ponder, Values to cherish, Truths to reflect upon! Above all faith, hope, and inspiration to sustain you through all the vicissitudes of life!