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

316- An Atheist on Deck

 

St-Takla.org Image: Sea water (blue/turquoise color), Alexandria, Egypt - Photograph by Michael Ghaly for St-Takla.org, 2010?. صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: مياه بحر (لون البحر الأزرق/الفيروزي)، الإسكندرية، مصر - تصوير مايكل غالي لـ: موقع الأنبا تكلا هيمانوت، 2010؟.

St-Takla.org Image: Sea water (blue/turquoise color), Alexandria, Egypt - Photograph by Michael Ghaly for St-Takla.org, 2010?.

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: مياه بحر (لون البحر الأزرق/الفيروزي)، الإسكندرية، مصر - تصوير مايكل غالي لـ: موقع الأنبا تكلا هيمانوت، 2010؟.

On deck of the ship, there was an atheist who used to gather people around him to make them doubt their faith and hope in the eternal life. He was proud of his eloquence and persuasion. While he was talking there was a great storm in the sea. The ship lost balance and was about to sink. He looked at his Christian intimate friend and said, “We’re dying. We depart from the world very quickly.”

He was panicking more than anyone else on deck. His friend said to him calmly, “We’re all departing but not to the same place. Through My Lord’s grace, I’ll go to everlasting joy to find many people welcoming me in my eternal home.”

The atheist then realized the value of faith during such crucial moments. He cried to God to give him faith and hope in His eternal love.

→ English translation of the story here at St-Takla.org: مُلحد على ظهر السفينة.

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+ Let me through faith challenge all circumstances.

Let me find even in death the way of my glory.

Believing in You is the secret behind my life.

It is the way of sharing Your glory O the Savior of all.


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