A young businessman walks into a bank in his country and asks for the loan officer. He tells the loan officer that he is going to China on business for two weeks and needs to borrow $5,000. The bank officer tells him that the bank will need some form of security for the loan, so the Chinese man hands over the keys to a new Ferrari parked on the street in front of the bank. He produces the title and everything checks out.
The Loan officer agrees to accept the car as collateral for the loan. The bank’s president and its officers all enjoy a good laugh at the businessman for using a $250,000 Ferrari as collateral against a $5,000 loan. An employee of the bank then drives the Ferrari into the bank’s underground garage and parks it there.
Two weeks later, he, repays the $5,000 and the interest, which comes to $15.41.The loan officer says, ‘Sir, we are very happy to have had your business, and this transaction has worked out very nicely, but we are a little puzzled. While you were away, we checked you out and found that you are a multi-millionaire. What puzzles us is why you would bother to borrow $5,000?
The Young businessman said: ‘Where else in this country can I park my car for two weeks for only $15.41 and expect it to be there safely when I return.’
Many people conclude this parable as a picture of a clever but stingy man. Well it’s ok! But I rather see this story from other side and I learn something from it. It is about trust and worry! Everyone always seek something they can trust to feel keep safe. This young businessman totally trusts to the bank who will keep his expensive car safely. Even though with a bit silly way.
What about us? To whom we will trust? As a Christian, the infallible answer is only one. God! We trust in God and we believe God always keep us safely. Psalm 121:5 -8 said: “The Lord watches over you— the Lord is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all harm he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.”
If young businessman has to pay in order to keep the car safe, we do not have to pay anything to God. He only asks us to trust, obey, be grateful and pray! “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”(Philippians 4:6-7)
So my dear friends, to whom we will trust? Have a blessed day!
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