On good luck and bad luck
Updated: Sep 27, 2020
A speaker shared this story.
There were two neighbors living in the countryside. One day, Neighbor A's horse ran away. Neighbor B said, "What bad luck. Now you have one less horse." The following day, Neighbor A's horse came back, bringing 20 more wild horses. Neighbor B said, "What good luck! Now you have twenty more horses!" The next day, Neighbor A's son was training one of the wild horses, and the horse kicked him. Neighbor B said, "What bad luck! Now your son is disabled." On the fourth day, a gang of tough men went around the village, rounding up able-bodied young boys to join their band. They came to Neighbor A's house and banged the door. Seeing their son was disabled, the gang left their place. Neighbor B said, "What good luck! They won't take your son."
It is easy to be like Neighbor B, who was shortsighted in judging each situation. Each of our circumstances is part of God's overall plan for the whole of humanity. We do not know how our situations affect or relate to other people's lives. We do not understand because we do not see the entire picture.
Often, it is only after our lives end when we shall see how God's plans all relate to one another.
Only then will our understanding be complete.
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