Clerical Articles

Divine providence

  • November 4, 2016

Once a sailor shipwrecked on an uninhabited tropical island. With a great deal of effort, without tools, working with bare hands, he managed to build a wooden hut, to shelter him when it would have rained.

Right after he had finished the hut it started to rain heavily. The next day a lightning struck the hut and burnt it, turning it into embers and ashes. The sailor, who had been praising God before for saving him, then got terribly upset and couldn’t stop from crying.

“Why, my Lord?” he was saying, lamenting for his loss.

While despair began to overtake him, he heard the siren of a ship from offshore. After a while a boat reached the shore.

“How did you find me on this desert island?” the sailor asked.

“We saw the smoke from the fire you lit”, those men answered.

When you see that your dreams, endeavors and work turn to ashes, don’t despair. Just wait and God’s transatlantic will show up unexpectedly. For the following words are absolutely true: And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him. (Romans, 8:28)