A Ship of Friendship


A Ship of Friendship :)

A voyaging ship was wrecked during a storm at sea and only two of the men at ship were able to swim to a small desert like island, the two survivors who have been good friends, not knowing what to do, agreed that they have no other source but to pray to God.

However to find out whose prayer was more powerful they agreed to divide the territory between them and stay on the opposite sides of the island.

The first thing they prayed for was food, the next morning the first man saw a fruit bearing tree on his side of island and he was able to eat its fruit, the other man side of island remained barren.

The next week, the first man felt lonely and he prayed for a wife, the next day another ship was wrecked and the only survivor was a women who swam to his side of island and on other side there was nothing.

Soon the first man prayed for a house, clothes and more food, the next day like magic all of these were given to him, however the second man still had nothing.

Finally the first man prayed for a ship so that he and his wife could leave the island, in the morning he found a ship docked at his side of island, this man boarded the ship with his wife and decided to leave the other man on island, he considered the other man unworthy to receive God's blessings since none of his prayers were answered.

As the ship was about to leave, the first man hear a voice from heaven booming...

  • Why are you leaving your companion on the island....

"My blessings are mine alone, since I was the first to pray for them, the first man answered, His prayers were all unanswered so he don't deserves anything".

You are mistaken the voice rebuked him, the second man had only one prayer which i answered, if not for that, you would not have received anything of my blessings.

Tell me, the first man asked the voice, what did he prayed for so that i should owe him anything.

"He prayed that all your prayers be answered".

Moral:

For all we know our blessings are not the fruits of our prayers alone but those of another praying for us, value and respect your friends and loved ones and don't leave them behind.

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