The obstacle in everyones path

"Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action." 
- Benjamin Disraeli

Once upon a time, a king had a boulder placed on a road. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge obstacle. Some of the king's richest merchants and administrators came by and simply walked around it.

Many loudly blamed the king for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the big stone out of the way. 
Then an elderly peasant came along carrying a load. On approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move
the stone to the side of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded. As the peasant picked up his load, he noticed a bag lying in the road where the boulder had been.
The bag contained a small fortune in gold coins and a note from the king saying: "This gold belongs to the kind person who removed this boulder from the road". The peasant  happily learned what many others never understood.

Every obstacle presents an opportunity...

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1 comment:

Roy Hutabarat said...

We might have to face some things that are extremely challenging and that produce sorrow in our lives, that sorrow will come, but what the anticipation of faith says is that we believe that we serve a God that knows how to dry tears. We serve a God that knows how to bring fruit from the difficult times of life. We serve a God that is dependable as we take those steps of following Jesus and staying close and taking risks that God will be there just as he was in the past. He will be there in the future and part of that confidence is that pain will never drive out the joy.

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