An unemployed graduate woke up one
morning and checked his pocket. All he had left was $10. He decided to use it
to buy food and then wait for death as he was too proud to go begging. He was
frustrated as he could find no job, and nobody was ready to help him.
He bought food and as he sat down to eat, an old man and two little children
came along and asked him to help them with food as they had not eaten for
almost a week. He looked at them. They were so lean that he could see their
bones coming out.
Their eyes had gone into the socket.
With the last bit of compassion he had, he gave them the food. The old man and
children prayed that God would bless and prosper him and then gave him a very old coin. The young graduate said to them 'you need the
prayer more than I do'.
With no money, no job, no food, the young graduate went under the bridge to
rest and wait for death.
As he was about to sleep, he saw an
old newspaper on the ground. He picked it up, and suddenly he saw an
advertisement for people with old coins to come
to a certain address.
He decided to go there with the old coin the old man gave him. On getting to
the place, he gave the proprietor the coin. The proprietor screamed, brought
out a big book and showed the young graduate a photograph.
This same old coin was worth 3 million dollars.
The young graduate was overjoyed as the proprietor gave him a bank draft for 3
million dollars within an hour. He collected the Bank Draft and went in search
of the old man and little children.
By the time he got to where he left them eating, they had gone. He asked the
owner of the canteen if he knew them. He said no but they left a note for you.
He quickly opened the note thinking it would lead him to find them.
This is what the note said: 'You gave us your all and we have rewarded you back
with the coin,' signed God the Father, The Son
and The Holy Ghost.
1 Kings 17:10-16:
10 So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, the widow woman was there gathering sticks: and he called to her, and said, Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink.
11 And as she was going to fetch it, he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thine hand.
12 And she said, As the Lord thy God liveth, I have not a cake, but an handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse: and, behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and dress it for me and my son, that we may eat it, and die.
13 And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go and do as thou hast said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto me, and after make for thee and for thy son.
14 For thus saith the Lord God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that the Lord sendeth rain upon the earth.
15 And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days.
16 And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the Lord, which he spake by Elijah.
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.