returning home with his wife. THEY WERE CROSSING A LAKE IN A BOAT when
suddenly a great storm arose.
The man was a warrior, but the woman
became very much afraid because it seemed almost hopeless: THE BOAT WAS
SMALL AND THE STORM WAS REALLY HUGE, and any moment they were going to
be drowned. But the man sat silently, calm and quiet, as if nothing was
The woman was trembling and she said, “ARE YOU NOT
AFRAID? This may be our last moment of life! It doesn’t seem that we
will be able to reach the other shore. Only some miracle can save us;
otherwise death is certain.
Are you not afraid? Are you mad or
something? Are you a stone or something?
” THE MAN LAUGHED AND TOOK THE SWORD OUT OF ITS SHEATH. The woman was even
What he was doing? Then he brought the naked sword close to the woman’s neck
— so close that just a small gap was there, it was almost touching her
neck. He said,
“ARE YOU AFRAID?” She started to laugh and said,
“WHY ISHOULD BE AFRAID?
If the sword is in your hands, why I should be
I know you love me.
” He put the sword back and said,
“This is my answer.
I KNOW GOD LOVES ME, and the sword is in his hands,
and the storm is in his hands —
SO WHATSOEVER IS GOING TO HAPPEN IS
GOING TO BE GOOD. If we survive, good; if we don’t survive, good —
because everything is in his hands and he cannot do anything wrong.”
THIS IS THE TRUST ONE NEEDS TO IMBIBE. Such tremendous trust is capable
of transforming your whole life. And ONLY such tremendous trust is
capable of transforming your life — less than that won’t do.