Dr. Ahmed a well known cancer specialist was once on his way to an important conference in another city where he was going to be granted an award in the field of medical research.
He was excited about the award and so boarded a plane to the venue.
However two hours after the plane took off, it made an emergency landing at the nearest airport due to some technical snag. Afraid that he would not make it in time to the conference, he immediately went to the reception and found out that the next flight to his destination was after ten hours!
He rented a car and drove himself to the conference city which was four hours away. Soon after he left, the weather changed and a heavy storm began. The down pour made it difficult for him to see so he missed a turn he was supposed to take.
Driving in the heavy rain on a deserted road, feeling hungry and tired, he frantically began to look for any sign of civilization. He came across a small tattered house and knocked on the door. A beautiful lady opened the door. He explained his situation and wanted to use the lady’s telephone but she had no telephone. However she asked him to come inside and wait till the weather improves.
The doctor who was hungry and exhausted accepted the offer.
The lady offered him something to eat and drink. She asked him to join her in prayers but he declined. According to him, he believes in hard work not in prayers! Sitting on the table and sipping his tea, the doctor watched the woman pray many times beside a baby’s crib.
Feeling that the woman might be in need of help, the doctor asked her what exactly she needed from God and inquired if God ever listened to her prayer. When he inquired about the child in the crib, the woman explained that her son in the crib was down with cancer and they have been advised to see one doctor Ahmed who could cure him but she did not have the money to afford his fees.
She said that God had not answered her prayers so far but said that God will create some way out one day and added that she will not allow her fears to overcome her faith!
Stunned and speechless, Dr.Ahmed had tears roll down his cheeks like torrents of a drying river! He was forced to whisper aloud:”GOD IS GREAT”and recollected to the woman all the sequence of bad events : there was a malfunction in the plane, a thunderstorm hit and he lost his way and all of this happened because God did not answer prayers but also gave him a chance to come out of his bondage of materialistic career pursuit and give some time to poor, helpless people who have nothing but rich prayers!
Oh! What a God!
God may not answer your prayers YOUR WAY but he will always answer his way. Behind the scenes, he will move men, the weather, events, circumstances etc in order to work out the best for you!
Do not stop trusting!
Do not stop hoping!
God is busy planning your dancing this year!
Look up daily!
Good Morning Pobstarians