Pilda Zilei

DADDY'S EMPTY CHAIR
A man's daughter had asked the local minister to come and pray with her father.
When the minister arrived, he found the man lying in bed with his head propped up on two pillows. An empty chair sat beside his bed.
The minister assumed that the old fellow had been informed of his visit.
"I guess you were expecting me, he said.
'No, who are you?" said the father.
The minister told him his name and then remarked,

"I saw the empty chair and I figured you knew I was going to show up."
"Oh yeah, the chair," said the bedridden man.
"Would you mind closing the door?"
Puzzled, the minister shut the door.


"I have never told anyone this, not even my daughter," said the man.
"But all of my life I have never known how to pray.

At church I used to hear the pastor talk about prayer, but it went right over my head."
I abandoned any attempt at prayer,"  the old man continued,

"until one day four years ago, my best friend said to me,

"Johnny, prayer is just a simple matter of having a conversation with Jesus.

Here is what I suggest:

Sit down in a chair; place an empty chair in front of you, and in faith see Jesus on the chair.
It's not spooky because He promised, 'I will be with you always'.
"Then just speak to him in the same way you’re doing with me right now."
"So, I tried it and I've liked it so much that I do it a couple of hours every day. I'm careful though. If my daughter saw me talking to an empty chair, she'd either have a nervous breakdown or send me off to the funny farm."
The minister was deeply moved by the story and encouraged the old man to continue on the journey. Then he prayed with him, anointed him with oil, and returned to the church.

 

Two nights later the daughter called to tell the minister that her daddy had died that afternoon.
Did he die in peace?"
he asked.
Yes, when I left the house about two o'clock, he called me over to his bedside,
told me he loved me and kissed me on the cheek.  When I got back from the store an hour later, I found him .

But there was something strange about his death. Apparently, just before Daddy died,

he leaned over and rested his head on the chair beside the bed.

What do you make of that?"

The minister wiped a tear from his eye and said,

"I wish we could all go like that."

 

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Prayer is one of the best free gifts we receive.
I asked
God for water, He gave me an ocean.*.

I asked God for a flower, He gave me a garden.*.

I asked God for a friend, He gave me all of YOU.

If God brings you to it, He will bring you through  it.
Happy moments, praise
God.

Difficult moments, seek God.

Quiet moments, worship God .

Painful moments, trust God.

Every moment, thank God.

 

 

SCAUNUL GOL AL TATALUI

 

Fiica unui om a cerut preotului din zona sa vina ?i sa se roage împreuna cu tatal ei.
Atunci când preotul a sosit, a gasit om culcat în pat, cu capul sprijinit pe doua perne. Un scaun gol era a
?ezat lânga patul lui.
Preotul a presupus ca batrînul a fost informat cu privire la vizita sa.
"Cred ca ma a
?teptati, a spus el.
"Nu, cine sunteti Dvs?", a spus tatal.
Preotul si-a spus numele
?i apoi a remarcat:
"Am vazut scaunul gol
?i m-am gândit ca ?tiati ca am sa vin."
"Oh, da, scaunul", a spus omul
?intuit la pat.
"V-ar deranja daca v-as ruga sa închideti u
?a?"
Nedumerit, Preotul a închis u
?a.

"Ceea ce am sa va spun acum, nu am spus nimanui, nici macar fiicei mele", a spus omul.
"Toata viata mea nu am
?tiut cum sa ma rog.
La biserica am fost pentru a asculta predica si sa vorbesc preotului despre rugaciune, dar vorbele zburau pe langa mine. "
Am abandonat orice încercare de rugaciune, " a continuat batranul,
"Pâna intr-o zi, acum patru ani, cand prietenul meu cel mai bun mi-a spus:
"
Johnny, rugaciunea este doar o chestiune simpla, considera ca ai o conversa?ie cu Isus.
Si mi-a sugerat urmatoarele:
A?eaza-te pe un scaun; pune un alt scaun în fa?a ta, ?i cu multa Credinta, vezi-L pe Isus pe scaun.
Nu e nimic ciudat in asta pentru ca El ne-a promis, "Eu voi fi cu voi mereu".
"
Apoi, vorbesti cu El în acela?i mod in care vorbesti cu mine acum."

"Deci, am incercat sa ma rog asa si mi-a placut atât de mult încât am facut-o câteva ori în fiecare zi. Sunt insa foarte atent. Daca fiica mea m-ar vedea vorbind cu un scaun gol, ea ar avea o cadere nervoasa, sau m-ar putea trimite la azil."
Preotul a fost profund mi
?cat de poveste ?i l-a încurajat pe batrân sa continue aceasta practica. Apoi, preotul s-a rugat cu batranul, l-a miruit, ?i a revenit la biserica.

Doua zile mai târziu, fiica l-a chemat sa-i spun ca tatal sau a murit în acea dupa-amiaza.
A murit în pace ? ", a Întrebat preotul.
Da, când am plecat de casa, cam pe la ora doua, el ma chemat la patul lui, mi-a spus ca ma iube
?te ?i m-a sarutat pe obraz. Când m-am întors de la magazin o ora mai târziu, l-am gasit mort.
Dar este ceva ciudat cu privire la moartea lui. Aparent, chiar înainte de a murit,
tata meu s-a aplecat si s-a odihnit cu capul pe scaunul de lânga pat. Ce parere aveti de asta? "
Preotul si-a
?ters o lacrima din ochi ?i i-a raspuns:
"
As vrea sa putem pleca fiecare din noi asa."