An unemployed graduate woke up one morning and checked his pocket. All
he had left was $10. He decided to use it to buy food and then wait
for death as he was too proud to go begging. He was frustrated as he
could find no job, and nobody was ready to help him.
He bought food and as he sat down to eat, an old man and two little
children came along and asked him to help them with food as they had
not eaten for almost a week.
He looked at them. They were so lean that he could see their bones
coming out. Their eyes had gone into the socket. With the last bit of
compassion he had, he gave them the food.
The old man and children prayed that God would bless and prosper him
and then gave him a very old coin. The young graduate said to them
'you need the prayer more than I do'.
With no money, no job, no food, the young graduate went under the
bridge to rest and wait for death.
As he was about to sleep, he saw an old newspaper on the ground. He
picked it up, and suddenly he saw an advertisement for people with old coins
to come to a certain address.
He decided to go there with the old
coin the old man gave him. On
getting to the place, he gave the proprietor the coin. The proprietor
screamed, brought out a big book and showed the young graduate a
photograph. This same old coin was worth 3 million dollars. The young
graduate was overjoyed as the proprietor gave him a bank draft for 3
million dollars within an hour. He collected the Bank Draft and went
in search of the old man and little children.
By the time he got to where he left them eating, they had gone. He
asked the owner of the canteen if he knew them. He said no but they
left a note for you. He quickly opened the note thinking it would lead
him to find them.
This is what the note said 'You gave
us your all and we have rewarded you back with the coin,' signed God
the Father, The Son and The Holy Ghost. 1 Kings 17:10-16; Matthew
(No doubt an excellent story. Thanks Lilly for this wonderful story for our New World. It really decorates our pages)