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Small Stories #42

There is a story about a sea Captain who in his retirement skippered a boat taking day-trippers to Islands.

On one trip, the boat was full of young people.

They laughed at the old captain when they saw him say a prayer before sailing out, because the day was fine and the sea was calm.

However they weren’t long at sea when a storm suddenly blew up and the boat began to roll & pitch violently.

The terrified passengers came to the captain and asked him to join them in prayer.

But he replied, “I say my prayers when it’s calm. When it’s rough I attend to my ship.”

Here is a lesson for us……

If we cannot seek God in quiet moments of our lives; we are not likely to find him when trouble strikes.

We are more likely to panic.

But if we have learnt to seek him and trust him in quiet moments, then most certainly we will find him when the going gets rough.

Published by Ranjini Madhavan

Iam a homemaker who like to travel to spiritual places and like to share my spiritual tours , pictures and my personal tour experiences .Though am not expressive to put it in words thought it would be easy for others who likes to travel these places so that they may know what all places to be covered and a sweet memories for myself.

2 thoughts on “Small Stories #42

  1. Yes true. Prayer is often misunderstood by people as an exercise to be undertaken during their crisis moments. Prayer is not only supplication but above all it is an act of thanksgiving to the Creator and Sustainer. The prayer of the captain was, for sure, thanking God for the calm beautiful morning🌞. He knew very well that the raging storms and rough seas would be taken care of by the Creator of the universe. Good one 👍

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