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Short Stories (Stories for the Youth), book by Father Tadros Yacoub Malaty

229- He’s my Father

 

St-Takla.org Image: Jesus Christ with a young boy صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: السيد يسوع المسيح مع طفل صغير، ولد

St-Takla.org Image: Jesus Christ with a young boy.

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: السيد يسوع المسيح مع طفل صغير، ولد.

Some botanists went to the Alps to look for rare flowers. One day, they found a rare valuable flower but they could not reach it because it was located far away and close to a steep and dangerous slope. The only way to reach it would be to tie a man and lower him to the flower.

A boy, who was following them, heard them discussing the matter of this rare flower. He asked them, "What are you looking for?"

They said that they were looking for a rare flower that grows only on rocks and that they were willing to pay $100 to whoever would bring it to them. They told him that they had a very strong rope by which the person who would go down the rock would be tied. All of them would hold it tightly so that the person would be safe.

The boy looked down at the dangerous slope and told them to wait. The botanists were puzzled because of the boy's behavior. A few minutes later, he came back with an elderly man. The boy said, "I’m willing to go down the mountain and get you the flower if this man holds the rope he’s my father."

Truly our journey of life could be filled with dangerous situations but if our Heavenly Father is holding the rope we are in safe hands. Our life will not be thrust down the cliff. The Psalmist says,

"Marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well" (Ps. 139.14).

→ English translation of the story here at St-Takla.org: إنه أبي!

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Lord, be the Leader of my life.

I will only leave my life in Your hands.

A successful man was asked about the secret of his success.

He said, "I was raised on the knees of a righteous mother,

And I spent my life through the knees of a straight and firm father."


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