God Rules Everything!

So stay awake, because you do not know either the day or the hour

Matthew 25:13
Wisdom 6:12-16; Psalm 63:2-8; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 25:1-13

An old Chinese parable tells the story of an elderly man and his only son who live together in a small rural community. One night, the father’s horse wanders off, and his neighbors came to express their sympathy for his loss. But the old man says to them, “How do you know this is ill fortune?” A few days later, the horse returns, followed by an entire herd of wild horses. Now the neighbors come to congratulate the old man on his good luck. But the old man says, “How do you know this is good fortune?” Time passes, during which the son takes to riding the wild horses until one of them throws him and he breaks a leg. Again the neighbors come, this time to express sorrow for the old man’s bad luck. “How do you know it is bad luck?” asks the old man. A short time later, a Chinese War Lord comes into the town to recruit all able-bodied young men…

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