Once upon a time, there was an old farmer that lived with his only son. They lived in a village near a forest. Beside the farm, they also had a horse. The farmer’s son used it to help him plowed the farm. One day, the farmer’s horse ran into the forest because the farmer’s son forgot to close its stall. Knowing what happened, the farmer’s neighbor come to console him. They said, “We feel sorry for your house. It was a bad thing for losing your only horse. Now, you and your son have to work harder without a horse for helping.” Listening his neighbor, the old farmer only said, “Whether it was good or bad, it’s only God who knows…”
Few days later, the farmer’s horse came back from the forest. Of course the farmer and his son very happy for getting their horse back. But this time, it didn’t come back alone. The horse brought three wild horses back with it. The farmer’s neighbor came again when they heard the sound of horses was running on the farm. They said, “It was a bad thing when your horse ran into the forest, but now you get four horses. You’re very lucky. Maybe losing your horse brought you good sake. If it didn’t run, you will only have one horse.” Again, the old farmer said, “Whether it was good or bad, it’s only God who knows…”
The day after it, the old farmer asked his son to tame the wild horses, so they can use them to plow the farm. Taming wild animal was the farmer’s son ability. But when taming the last horse, it ran wildly and throw the farmer’s son. Fell from the horse made his arm broke and he had to take a rest for a while until his arm healed. The farmer was so sad. His son couldn’t help him worked on the farm. After heard the accident that happened to the farmer’s son, his farmer neighbor came again. They said, “Your horse came back and brought wild horse was a horrible thing. Look at your son, now he gets his arm broke. It was a bad thing happened to you and your family.” The farmer, for the third time said, “Whether it was good or bad, it’s only God who knows…”
One week later, the soldiers from palace come to their village. The soldiers took the village boys and sent them to warfare, because that time their country was in war and they had already lost many soldiers. When the soldiers came into the old farmer house, they found a young man on the bed because his arm was not yet healed. The farmer’s son condition made the soldiers left him in his house. They didn’t need the sick people. The farmer’s neighbor came and crying because the soldiers brought their sons. They said, “You are very lucky. It was a good sake when a wild horse throw your son and the accident brought his arm broke. If your son is healthy now, the soldier will take him and send him to war.” The old farmer, as usual said, “Whether it was good or bad, it’s only God who knows…”
Well, the story just simply teach us not to judge the condition that we get base on our mind. Actually, we never know where will live bring us. Whether it is a bad thing or good one, we get no idea at all. It is only God who create everything knows. And I believe everything happened in our life is for our sake.