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Sunday, June 29, 2014

TRUE LIFE STORY: THE FAITHFUL: FORWARDED BY SR. ELSIE BABY

Faithful

(Anyone who reads this story will shed some tears . A beautiful end with happiness for those who survived and sadness for those who perished. Faith is the most important part of our life,the story proves it very well.Thanks to our distinguished editor Sr. Elsie Baby) New World


In the country of Armenia , in 1988, Samuel and Danielle sent their young son, Armand, off to school. Samuel squatted before his son and looked him in the eye. "Have a good day at school, and remember, no matter what, I'll


always be there for you." They hugged and the boy ran off to school.


Hours later, a powerful earthquake rocked the area. In the midst of the pandemonium, Samuel and Danielle tried to discover what happened to their son but they couldn't get any information. The radio announced that there were thousands of casualties.


Samuel then grabbed his coat and headed for the schoolyard. When he reached the area, what he saw brought tears to his eyes. Armand's school was a pile
of debris. Other parents were standing around crying.


Samuel found the place where Armand's classroom used to be and began pulling a broken beam off the pile of rubble. He then grabbed a rock and put it to the side, and then grabbed another one.


One of the parents looking on asked, "What are you doing?" "Digging for my son," Samuel answered. The man then said, "You're just going to make things worse! The building is unstable," and tried to pull Samuel away from his work.


Samuel just kept working. As time wore on, one by one, the other parents left.. Then a worker tried to pull Samuel away from the rubble. Samuel looked at him and said, "Won't you help me?" The worker left and Samuel kept digging.


All through the night and into the next day, Samuel continued digging..


Parents placed flowers and pictures of their children on the ruins. But, Samuel just kept working. He picked up a beam and pushed it out of the way when he heard a faint cry. "Help! Help!" Samuel listened but didn't hear anything again. Then he heard a muffled voice, "Papa?"


Samuel began to dig furiously. Finally he could see his son.. "Come on out, son!" he said with relief. "No," Armand said. "Let the other kids come out first because I know you'll get me." Child after child emerged until, finally, little Armand appeared. Samuel took him in his arms and Armand said, "I told the other kids not to worry because you told me that you'd always be there for me!"


Fourteen children were saved that day because one father was faithful.


How much more faithful is our heavenly Father! Whether trapped by fallen debris or ensnared by life's hardships and struggles, we are never cut off from God's faithfulness. He is true to His character. He is reliable and trustworthy and can always be counted on.


Deuteronomy 7:9 "Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; He is the faithful God, keeping His covenant of love to a thousand generations..."




1 Corinthians 1:9 - God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.




Psalm 37:28, "For the Lord loves the just and will not forsake his faithful ones. They will be protected forever"

3 comments:

RAMESHKUMAR VENKITACHALAM said...

the story gives a good message for people to pursue until you get a good result. But the incident is unbelievable as other people kept away from the scene of calamity. I never heard of such incidents. And also at the end the faithfulness of God has been dragged in. Who are we to measure and define 'God', if there is such an entity? Of couse, I can see that the author being a Christian nun, has no other way. Pitty.

georgekurian said...

The author is a well known writer. She is not a nun. We respectfully called Sister which is not standing for NUN. Sorry for the misunderstanding.
As far the entity-the existence of GOD is proven every moment in our lives.Everyone has freedom to express own opinion.
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RAMESHKUMAR VENKITACHALAM said...

sorry for the misunderstanding I had. But still my vision on the entity of God remains. If there is a God (as envisaged by most people) it could have created my brain in such a way to understand its entity or it might have chosen otherwise. In that case, I do not find any reason in pursuing, finding it. And also, who is this God? Jesus? Allah? Krishna? Only fools will attribute the power of God on these names as they were evidently created by men of past. The ultimate truth lies in Science not in junk literature like bible or khuran. Let us all be sensible human beings, unbiased to religions what our parents had implicated up on. One thing is sure, it is not the grey hairs which matter, it is the grey matter really.