A bus full of passengers was traveling, when suddenly the weather changed and there was a heavy downpour and lightening all around.
All the passengers could see that the lightening would appear to come towards the bus and then go elsewhere.
After 2 or 3 horrible instances of being saved from lightening, the driver stopped the bus about fifty meters from a tree and said –
“We have somebody in the bus whose death is certain today.
Because of that person everyone almost got killed today.
Now listen carefully to what I am saying ..
I want everyone to come out of this bus, one by one, touch the tree trunk and come back.
Whomsoever death is certain to kill, will get caught up by the lightening and die… other passengers will be saved”.
They forced the 1st person to go, touch the tree and return as proof of innocence.
He reluctantly descended from the bus, went and touched the tree.
His heart leaped with joy when nothing happened and he was still alive.
Thus continued for almost all of the passengers who were relieved when they touched the tree and nothing happened.
When it was the turn of the last passenger, everybody looked at him suspiciously.
The last passenger was afraid and reluctant since he was the only one yet to touch the tree and return unhurt.
Other passengers forced him to descend, proceed to touch the tree.
With 100% fear of death in mind, the last passenger walked to the tree and touched it.
There was a huge sound of thunder, lightening came down and hit the bus – yes lightening hit the bus, killed each and every passenger inside.
It was the presence of this last passenger inside the bus that saved it earlier. Lightening could not strike the bus when he was in it.
LIFE LEARNING LESSONS:
At times, we try to take credit for our present achievements, but this could also be because of a person right next to us.
Look around you – Probably someone is there around you, in the form of Your Parents, Your Spouse, Your Children, Your Siblings, Your friends, Your Colleagues, etc, who is saving you from harms’ way.
Think About it..
Remember the story of Abraham, Sodom and Gomorrah when the Lord wanted to destroyed the city(Genesis 18) it was the present of the righteous men that was keeping the wicked city save, God only require 10 people to keep a rebellious city alive.
Immediately lots and his family left the city, destruction came knocking and was hard on that city, meaning if you extradite or excommunicate the righteous, destruction is looming around the corner
Imagine the brother/sister you refuse to greet or you are always snubbing is the one keeping you alive, or that old woman you have label a witch, her righteousness might be preserving your life, let not judge by outward appearance or the person statues
”Alone I can ‘Say’ but together we can ‘talk’.
‘Alone I can ‘Enjoy’ but together we can ‘Celebrate’.
‘Alone I can ‘Smile’ but together we can ‘Laugh’.
That’s the BEAUTY of Human Relations.
We are nothing without each other.
Stay Connected!! Stay Safe.