The Sack of Wheat|کیسه گندم


“187th story”

Once upon a time, There was a very poor old man who passed life so hard. His son and daughter were sick, and the poverty didn’t allow him to take them to a doctor.

He didn’t even have money for a portion of proper food for his children. They had ripped clothes and not a very warm place to sleep. His job was to walk around the bazaar and beg for money to buy a piece of bread and take it home to feed them.

Every night he came home tired with a broken heart. He was so ashamed and couldn’t face his children. One of the days, no one gave him even a penny. He walked from alleys to bazaars, but still no luck for a piece of bread.

He couldn’t go home empty-handed; he was tired and disgraceful. He decided to go to the miller and beg for some flour.

The miller didn’t have flour but gave the old man a few cups of wheat. The old man tightened the wheat in a cloth and hanged it to his waist.

Then started talking to God: “My dear God, you truly can open any knot in the life. My children are sick and they need medicine and food. Please help me. I will sell this wheat and buy medicine and cook soup for them.

Please open this knot in my life and help me find a way to fix this poverty.” He continued praying and begging God. All of a sudden, he noticed that the knot of the cloth of wheat had opened and all the wheat is on the dirt. He got angry and screamed to the sky: “You are the God, the smartest of all. When I begged you to open the knot, I meant the knot of my problems, not the knot of the wheat’s cloth.

Now I have nothing for my children.” He continued blasphemy and being ungrateful to God while bending to take all the wheat off the ground. As soon as he bent for the wheat, he saw a small bag. He opened the bag and saw many golden coins.

He felt so bad of being so judgemental and looked at the sky and said: “You are the smartest of all, you wanted my wheat to fell on the ground so I would bend and see the sack of the gold coins. You hear our prayers; you see our pains; we have no patients and never grateful. I begged people and got a piece of bread, but I begged you and you gave me a solution.”

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56 comments

  1. Yes, those are the stories that keep you encouraged in this life. Thank you Laleh! You have a great talent to create a positive atmosphere. You don’t believe how I missed such stories when in the past I was very close to the Rom.-Cath. Church. :-). Thank you, and have a beautiful rest of the week. Michael

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  2. Inspiring story! God tests our faith in mysterious ways which He only understands.

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  3. God’s foolishness is wiser than the wisdom of the wisest man in the world. We should learn to trust His actions. A beautiful story. More grace ma.

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  4. I’m absolutely confident that what ever we wish to have, we have to demand it from God and if it’s suitable for us ,he would give it to us. You stories are beyond.

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  5. Great story that motivates us to remain close to Him

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  6. God is always the answer! I am one of the worst though, for asking him before screaming. Shame.

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  7. What a great story!
    Thank you for sharing

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  8. Good story . . . and reminds me to be [much more] patient, understanding . . . forgiving and accepting. Thank you!

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  9. What an amazing story. I am so impressed with your compositions as an Iranian writer!

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  10. Bonjour ! Malheureusement la page ne se traduit pas en français…

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  11. Very emotional and heart touching story. That reminds me to be patient, persistent and to keep faith in God.

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  12. Patience is a free gift, which needs to be exercised and being appreciated.

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  13. Beautiful story, Laleh. Sometimes God doesn’t answer our prayers the way we expect Him to. There are times when we get impatient because He isn’t answering our prayers when we expect Him to. This story is a wonderful reminder that God does things His way and in His time and both are always perfect.

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  14. Thanksgiving and blessings hallelujah amen thank Jesus Christ amen hallelujah amen thank Jesus Christ amen 🙏

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  15. We often underestimate or misunderstand God.

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  16. This made me so greatfull for all what I have! I realised that I have actually all I really need…even you always wish more. Thank you for this reminder!

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  17. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    GOD IS GREAT!

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  18. AND NO—I HAVEN’T FORGOTTEN YOUR REVIEW! BEEN DEALING WITH PULLING BACK FROM A CERTAIN BLOGGER WHO HAS BECOME AN OBSESSION EOR ME—AFFECTING EVERYTHING ELSE! GIVE ME A LITTLE MORE TIME AND I’LL GET THE REVIEW DONE! 😀

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  19. Dovremmo avere sempre la speranza in noi, la Fede in dio, ma è anche vero che tanta povertà a volte abbatte l’anima.

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