I remembered this ...thou it was already there as a draft ..I had written long back so that I never forget this story..But Pythoroshon 's post made me publish this now.
hope you all get moral of the story.
God proposes ....man disposes.....
many years back ..there were flood in a small village ...the people of the village started to leave the place as a precautionary measure,slowly all the houses were empty..they shifted to their relatives and friends in the safer places...
In the same village lived a priest who has firm belief in God the "Almighty"...he served and did his duties honestly ..people in the village had great respect for this man ,when the priest heard the news of floods and people leaving the place he was very upset ..he decided not to leave his temple and almighty whatsoever......
.....With each passing day the number of vacant houses increased....people came to him and offered him help ,but he refused and Said"My Saviour is there ..I don't need help".......at last the the whole village was flooded ...the few people left in the village also gave up and left...Before leaving the village they wanted to help priest ....who was in temple holding the idols and sitting on one of the elevated places in the temple
The villagers said"Why don't you come along,no body is here ....you wont be alive there is a huge flood warning"
the priest said"My lord will save me ,I have trust on him,But I haven't seen you in the village before ...were you new at this place?"
The villagers said..Said yes we were new and left the place.
Some people with their cattle's passed by the temple came to the priest and said" why don't you join us ? we can help you its not safe here.... "
The priest said"My almighty is there to help me you can leave"(the priest wondered how come all new faces he is seeing today)
At last the priest saw a women stepping inside the temple and saying "let me help you its really bad here we have a cart waiting outside you can come with us"
The priest said ..."No I am happy and I know my lord will save me, he has arrangements for me ,you can leave..."
The lady said "I am the last person to leave ..Come with us".
The priest smiled and said.."no I am fine.. I have never seen you in this village may be you are someone new I don't know.."
..The women stared and left without saying anything.
The end was soon ..the village and temple was flooded and the priest died ..holding idols in his hand...
Now the scene in heaven
Priest to Almighty" why you dint save me? I loved you all my life ,took care of you ,had faith in you ....what example did I set for others?
Almighty"I offered help ...I came three times to help you in different forms ( the last three people which priest dint recognise people from village it was "HIM")..you were adamant ..stubborn ..not ready to listen..
Faith is when you help yourself ...and listen to my messages ...Try decoding them.:)
this is one of my favourite prayer ..of all times true to every word..
Have a wonderful weekend!