One day, a family decided to travel the world with their relatives and friends. After few days they packed the luggage and started their travel by road. Their journey was divided into 3 transport modes i.e. Road, Water and Air.
First they started by road, a group of 15 members booked 3 cars to travel the country for 30 days. Everyone was enjoying the ride, various culture and different foods. After reaching the sea-shore, they started their next journey through the ship. Captain welcomed them in the ship and allotted the rooms to all.
While in the middle of their journey, the ship caught by a big storm. Captain rang the emergency bell for every passengers. The storm was so powerful that was shaking the whole ship, and suddenly the ship began to sink. Everyone was worried and kids started crying, but when there was no scope, Captain ordered everyone to get up in the safety boat.
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‘ Tighten your belts and cover your head, this boat will not sink and you’ll get first-aid box, foods and tools in the boat,’ said the Captain before releasing the boat in the sea.
Storm made the ship lost in the depth of the ocean, leaving behind the 2 safety boats with 15 members. There was a pin drop silence in the ocean and everyone was still in shock, what they thought and what has happened. They found 2 row, which they can use for paddle to move towards the sea-shore. After 5 hours of continuous effort, they saw an island in the middle of the ocean.
Continuously paddling the safety boat, finally they reached that unknown island. All members were safe but the surrounding near to them was different, deep forest, sands, and animals voice. Weather was clear and sun was on the head, they tried to use their cellphones, but there were no signals at the island. Everyone was praying for some help, but nothing happened.
The eldest person suggested to go in the forest and pick some fruits to eat and some woods to build a shelter. While the male went in the forest to cut some woods, females cleared the place to build the shelter. After few hours of efforts, everyone was settled in the shelter. During night they lit fire near the shelter to avoid the attack of wild animals.
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In morning they found another man sleeping near the bonfire, they waked him up. When they asked about his arrival to the island, he was not able to tell the exact days. He told he was alone on this island from many months.
Everyone was scared, it was the first night and they don’t know when they will see their house. Day after day, weeks after weeks everyone was waiting for some boat or ship to pick them, but even after months no support reached to them.
During these days, everyone learned the survival skills to search foods, climbing trees and catching fishes. One night while preparing fish, fire breaks out and suddenly it catches the wooden shelters. Everyone started pouring water to the shelter but due to long distance from sea, they lost the shelter. And now they have to build another one.
That night was tough for them, even small kids have to remain awake for the safety. Why God did this with us? What was our fault? We were happily travelling, but why our ship sank and we reached to a place which has no connection with the world?, Everyone had the same question in the mind.
Next morning, men went to the forest for cuttings woods for shelter and women cleared the place for shelter. But at dawn, one of them saw a small boat coming towards him.
When the boat landed, he ran towards the captain and said to him in astonishment, “Captain, how did you get here? No boat/ship can get there unless he gets lost in the huge ocean.
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In the night we saw a fire and we thought it was a burning boat in the ocean, as it was night and we were very far, so it took time to travel in the direction of the smoke. We thought that someone used the fire in order for us to find you, replied the Captain
After hearing these words, the eldest person started crying, he fell on his knees and asked God for forgiveness, and he and all other members got into the ship and returned to their home.
This incident, not only helped the family but also the man, who was stuck on the island from the months to returned their home safely.
What we learnt from this Story:
God has many ways of solving our problems. You can lose your money, wealth, health and think that God has snatched all the things from you but God might have something different for you.
However messed up or painful our lives are, God has a plan of love towards us. We will suffer troubles on this earth, and often we will not understand. But he is never going to leave us in those circumstances. When the pain is so deep, He can go to those deep places in our Hearts and heal those broken, hurting places.
And someday we will see the bigger picture and see how Go’s plan is better than Ours, that could ever imagine.
Karmanyevadhikaraste Ma Phaleshu Kadachana,Shrimad Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 2 Verse 47
Ma Karmaphalaheturbhurma Te Sangostvakarmani
You have the right to work only but never to its fruits.
Let not the fruits of action be your motive, nor let your attachment be to inaction.