08 Feb Whatever comes from God is impossible for a man to turn back
Once upon a time a slave traveled with his master to Baghdad. One morning, while walking through the marketplace, the slave sees Death in human form. Death looks his way. The slave is convinced that Death intends to take him that day.The slave runs to his master and says, “Help me. I have seen Death, and his look tells me he intends to take my life this very day. I must escape him. Please, master, let me leave now so that by tonight I can reach Samara, where Death cannot find me.”
His master agrees, and the terrified servant rides like the wind for the 15-hour journey to Samara.
A few hours later, the master sees Death on the streets of Baghdad. He asks Death, “Why did you give my servant a threatening look?”
“That was not a threatening look,” Death replies. “That was a look of surprise. You see, I was amazed to see your servant today in Baghdad, for I have an appointment with him tonight in Samara.”
As Herodotus says : Whatever comes from God is impossible for a man to turn back.
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