A king who did not believe in the goodness of God, had a slave who, in all
circumstances would always say “My king, do not be discouraged, because
everything God does is perfect. He makes no mistakes!”
One day they went hunting and along the way a wild animal attacked the king.
His slave managed to kill the animal, but could not prevent his majesty from
losing a finger.
Furious and without showing his gratitude for being saved, the nobleman
asked “Is God good? If He was good, I would not have been attacked and lost
The slave replied: “My king, despite all these things, I can only tell you
that God is good, and he knows why these things happened. What God does is
perfect. He is never wrong!”
Outraged by the response, the King ordered the slave arrested.
Later, the King left for another hunt, this time alone. He was captured by
savages who engaged in human sacrifices.
On the altar and ready to sacrifice the nobleman, the savages discovered
that their victim did not have one of his fingers. According to them, only a
whole person with all his/her parts intact could be offered to the gods. The
King without a finger was deemed an abominable sacrifice for their gods. So
they released the King.
Upon his return to the palace, the King authorized the release of his slave.
He received the slave affectionately and said to him, “My dear, God was
really good to me! I was almost killed by the wild men, but for lack of a
single finger, I was let go! But I have a question: if God is so good, why
did he allow me to put you in jail?”
The slave answered, “My King, if I had gone with you on this hunt, I would
have been sacrificed instead because I have no missing finger. Remember
everything God does is perfect. He is never wrong. He made you keep me in
jail so I would not be with you on the hunt.”
[With the coming election and momentous choice for our nation as to the
future direction of America, we need a reminder that, “Everything God does
is perfect. He makes no mistakes.”]