There was once a King who had a wise advisor. The advisor followed the King everywhere, and his favorite advice was, “Everything happens for good”.
One day the King went hunting and had a little accident. He shot an arrow at his own foot and was injured. He asked the advisor what he thought about the accident, to which the advisor replied, “Everything happens for good”. This time the King was really upset and ordered for his advisor to be put in prison. The King asked his advisor, “Now, what do you think?” The advisor again replied, “Everything happens for good”. So, the advisor remained in prison.
The King later went on a hunting trip, this time without the advisor. The King was then captured by some cannibals. He was taken to the cannibals' camp where he was to be the evening meal for the cannibals. Before putting him into the cooking pot he was thoroughly inspected. The cannibals saw the wound on the King’s foot and decided to throw him back into the jungle. According to the cannibals' tradition, they would not eat anything that was imperfect. As a result, the King was spared.
The King suddenly realized what his advisor said was true. The advisor also escaped death because had he not been in prison, he would have followed the King on the hunting trip, and would have ended up in the cooking pot.
When you look back at the events of your life, you will notice that everything happened to bring you where you are today. If you look hard enough, you will find that it happened for your good. You are a better person because of the trials, unexpected turns, and disappointments. Enjoy every moment granted to you by God. And know that no matter what – things truly happen for your good……..Have a blessed day!
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