Light Shining in the Darkness

Once upon a time, Birbal and Akbar decided to take a stroll alongside a beautiful lake at sunset. When thoughts took a turn, a simple question occurred to Birbal: How far a man can go to have money? He expressed it to Akbar, who while listening to Birbal sat down and touched the water in the lake. He at once took his hand out as he realized the stabbing cold in his hand. He exclaimed that no one would ever spend a night in this cold water for any amount of money. Birbal believed that someone could. Akbar as determined on his belief as ever challenged Birbal to bring one such being, and he would grant that man a total of one thousand coins made of pure gold.

Birbal started his search, and kept looking for this one man everywhere until he found one. This happened to be a poor guy who was desperate enough to risk a whole night of severe cold to have the gold coins reward.

Akbar when he heard the news, appointed his trusty guards to make sure that the poor guy stayed in the water for the whole night. Surprisingly, the next morning, the poor man came to Akbar after completing his challenge, all sound and healthy, and demanded his much awaited reward.

 Akbar couldn’t believe it and asked that how he managed to spend the whole night out there. The poor man talked about a candle light  that he saw from the lake which he kept
in focus all night. He believed that by keeping his attention focused on the  light, he managed to avoid thinking about cold. To his surprise, Akbar refused to give him the gold coins as he used the light’s energy to keep himself warm.

The poor man all disappointed and hurt, informed Birbal. Birbal didn’t make it to the court next day. When Akbar inquired, Birbal conveyed the message that he can’t make it unless his Khichdi is ready. After waiting for several hours, Akbar along with his guards went to visit Birbal. Birbal had a pot of khichdi hanging from the roof of the room several feet away from the fire. Akbar asked Birbal that how he expects for a fire to cook khichdi from such a distance. Birbal very intelligently replied that the same way the poor man received warmth from a candel Light so far away from himself. Akbar once left speechless and had to pay the poor man at the end.

This is an old Indian Story that we can learn a valuable Truth from… When our lives and Circumstances are almost unbearable and we feel darkness all around us,  if we keep our focus on our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, we will be able to withstand anything… How… because unlike Birbal whose pot of Khichdi was several feet from the fire and so had no hope of cooking…Jesus is closer then our very breath and as we focus on Him we have His Light, warmth and comfort and He gives us the strength within to be Victorious in all we do and our reward will be much greater then any amount of Gold that can be accumulated in this Life.

About Freedomborn

My name is Anne although some call me Grannie Annie especially Children whom I share with in my Funday School . I live in Queensland Australia. I’m very much a People person believing we are all People of worth and unique, so I have much Joy in sharing with people personally and over the Internet. My main focus in life is my wonderful Friendship with Jesus Christ, without Him everything else would be meaningless, I have deep heartfelt thanks and appreciation that I'm a Spiritual Child of The King of Kings and I seek to share with others how truly wonderful that is with the hope they too will realize the same and be set free now.
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2 Responses to Light Shining in the Darkness

  1. Ron says:

    What a good story of how the integrity of one man brought justice to another.
    The integrity of one Man for His Fathers will , brought salvation for millions.


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