A Tragedy or Blessing? Years ago in Scotland, the Clark family had a dream. Clark and his wife worked and saved, making plans for their nine children and themselves to travel to the United States. It had taken years, but they had finally saved enough money and had gotten passports and reservations for the whole family on a new liner to the United States. The entire family was filled with anticipation and excitement about their new life. However, seven days before their departure, a dog bit the youngest son. The doctor sewed up the boy but hung a yellow sheet on the Clarks’ front door. Because of the possibility of rabies, they were being quarantined for fourteen days. The family’s dreams were dashed. They would not be able to make the trip to America as they had planned. The father, filled with disappointment and anger, stomped to the dock to watch the ship leave – without the Clark family. The father shed tears of disappointment and cursed both his son and God for their misfortune. Five days later, the tragic news spread throughout Scotland – the mighty Titanic had sunk. The unsinkable ship had sunk, taking hundreds of lives with it. The Clark family was to have been on that ship, but because a dog had bitten the son, they were left behind in Scotland. When Mr. Clark heard the news, he hugged his son and thanked him for saving the family. He thanked God for saving their lives and turning what he had felt was a tragedy into a blessing. Although we may not always understand, all things happen for a reason
sometimes its difficult to distinguish between tragedy and blessing. 🙂
I would rather choose a blessing for some reasons
Yes. I agree. In that story..that is blessing
We could all claim coincidence for various happenings in our lives. But if I were a member of the Clark family, it certainly would inspire me to at least pray more often and with a stronger faith than ever. Just had to read one of your earlier posts. Peace.
Thank you so much for reading my earlier post. You are so kind. Thank you for your comment 🙂 have a blessed sunday.
This is so true as it’s only now I’m realizing that the tragedys of 2012, and there were many, may be for reason. I’m still waiting but I know god has a plan, thanks for sharing this. The Lord works in mysterious ways.
You are welcome 🙂 Yes you are so true. God has a plan for our life and His plan always the best for us. Thank you so much for reading my post. Blessings.
This is so often true…more often than we know.
Dear sister in Christ, Anna.
Thank you very much for reading my old post 🙂 Sometime tragedy and blessings looks grey. We assume that is tragedy but actually a great blessings. Thank you and blessings.
All things do happen for God’s reasons. We may not know all things all of the time. But the Lord acts in our best interest with all things that happen in our lives. Karina, you need to post more often! I know you are very busy, but I’ve looked at almost every post you’ve made…
Once again thank you so much for faithfully reading my posts. By the way, I am sorry, I am afraid couldn’t write a post more often as you and some friends wish. But I will try it ‘) Yes all things happen to us has reasons but all things happen to us no matter what, is just for our own goodness and the best for us from God. Amen. Have a blessed day, brother.
All things do happen for a reason…even when we don’t understand things. A disappointment can turn out to be a mighty blessing as in this case! Blessings to you, Karin for sharing this. I’m going to reblog it on my site if you don’t mind…
What such a great honor I got this morning. I thank you very much you were willing to re-blogged my post. Yes you were so right all things do happen for a reason 🙂 once again thank you very much brother. God bless.
It was my pleasure, sis! You have a very loving heart towards God and I have wanted to share what you have said somewhere along the way. That one gave me the opportunity I was looking for! Hope you have a great evening and day tomorrow!
Reblogged this on Light Ministry Blog and commented:
A great story from Karina…Steve
Even in anecdotes like this story but even more so in the real stories of life we see “…God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose”.
Amen! Your comment are so true. God always works for the good for those who love Him very much…. Thank you very much for visiting my blog and reading my old post. God bless.
You are welcome Karina.
It can often be difficult to assess an event. W/ the passage of time, we gain perspective. God. of course, knows the end from the beginning. If we trust in Him, we can never go wrong. ❤
Dear, sister Anna.
Thank you very much for your insightful thought on my old post. Yes it’s true if we trust in Him, we will not go wrong. Once again, thank you sister Anna. Have a wonderful Sunday. God Bless.