Once upon a time there was a farmer who had only one horse, and one day the horse ran away. The neighbors came to condole over his terrible loss. The farmer said, "What makes you think it is so terrible?"
A month later, the horse came home--this time bringing with her two beautiful wild horses. The neighbors became excited at the farmer's good fortune. Such lovely strong horses! The farmer said, "What makes you think this is good fortune?"
The farmer's son was thrown from one of the wild horses and broke his leg. All the neighbors were very distressed. Such bad luck! The farmer said, "What makes you think it is bad?"
A war came, and every able-bodied man was conscripted and sent into battle. Only the farmer's son, because he had a broken leg, remained. The neighbors congratulated the farmer. "What makes you think this is good?" said the farmer.
- An eastern folklore -
Berapa kali kita terlalu cepat komplain akan hal-hal buruk yang terjadi pada kita/pada orang lain?
Misalnya ketika seorang lumpuh karena ditabrak oleh pengemudi yang mabuk, kita berkata "seandainya Tuhan mencegah hal buruk itu terjadi pada-Nya".
Kita tau apa sih tentang masa depan?Mengapa kita tidak bersabar dan percaya penuh pada-Nya?
Bukankah rancangan-Nya bagi orang yang percaya adalah yang mendatangkan damai sejahtera (Yer 29:11).