Hello dear friends

Sharing with you a beautiful story!! It’s surely worth a read.
In the country of Armenia, in 1988, Samuel and Danielle sent their young son, Armand, off to school. Samuel squatted before his son and looked him in the eye. “Have a good day at school, and remember, no matter what, I’ll always be there for you.” They hugged and the boy ran off to school.
Hours later, a powerful earthquake rocked the area. In the midst of the pandemonium, Samuel and Danielle tried to discover what happened to their son but they couldn’t get any information. The radio announced that there were thousands of casualties.  Samuel then grabbed his coat and headed for the schoolyard. When he reached the area, what he saw brought tears to his eyes. Armand’s school was a pile of debris. Other parents were standing around crying.
Samuel found the place where Armand’s classroom used to be and began pulling a broken beam off the pile of rubble.  He then grabbed a rock and put it to the side, and then grabbed another one.
One of the parents looking on asked, “What are you doing?”   “Digging for my son,” Samuel answered. The man then said, “You’re just going to make things worse! The building is unstable,” and tried to pull Samuel away from his work.

Samuel just kept working. As time passes on, one by one, the other parents left. Then a worker tried to pull Samuel away from the rubble.  Samuel looked at him and said, “Won’t you help me?”   The worker left and Samuel kept digging.
All through the night and into the next day, Samuel continued digging.  Parents placed flowers and pictures of their children on the ruins.  But, Samuel just kept working.  He picked up a beam and pushed it out of the way when he heard a faint cry. “Help! Help!”  Samuel listened but didn’t hear anything again.  Then he heard a muffled voice, “Papa?”
Samuel began to dig furiously.  Finally he could see his son.  “Come on out, son!” he said with relief.
“No,” Armand said.  “Let the other kids come out first because I know you’ll get me.”  Child after child emerged until, finally, little Armand appeared.  Samuel took him in his arms and Armand said, “I told the other kids not to worry because you told me that you’d always be there for me!”
Fourteen children were saved that day because one father had faith. Implicit faith makes us fearless in times of trouble in the face of diseases and above all we must accept God’s Will.

About Dilip

An open mind! Love to share my thoughts and a keenness to learn. An engineer and a MBA I had a wonderful innings in the Army and later moved to consultancy and teaching. My current interests are music and growing culinary herbs. Love to play golf and do yoga regularly. I am serious on "Living life less seriously". A warm welcome to you be well and be cheerful always.

72 responses »

  1. Hello Mr Dilip,
    Congratulations!!!👏👏👏
    You have been nominated for The Mystery Blogger Award 🏆
    Your writing skills are great and loveable.Your blogs are beautiful and has always been an inspiration to everyone.
    I know for sure you definitely deserve more than this💛🎗️
    May God Bless You Abundantly 😇

    Here’s the link for the nomination :
    https://beleiveu.wordpress.com/2020/08/12/the-mystery-blogger-award%f0%9f%8e%97%ef%b8%8f%f0%9f%8f%86/

    Awaiting to see wonderful answers from your side.

    Thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Leyla says:

    Beautiful story !!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Amy says:

    Thank you for sharing this story, very moving…

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Never leave the hope and effort.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Powerful story. Happy I stopped by. 🙂

    Like

  6. Nawazish says:

    A wonderful write up!! It was a emotional piece!!

    I have a small request to make…please check out my blog when you have time!!🤗🤗🤗

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Faith creates wonders in the world. Nice message through heart touching story!

    Liked by 4 people

  8. Thanks for sharing such a touching story. I love that the father just knew that his son was ok, and the son knew that his father would be there for him.

    Liked by 4 people

  9. Faith can truly move mountains!

    Liked by 3 people

  10. Kally says:

    This is so well written.

    Liked by 5 people

  11. heikevoss says:

    Nie aufgeben, das ist ja eine schöne Geschichte.

    Liked by 5 people

  12. Rose petal says:

    This brought tears to my eyes. How beautiful a story!

    Liked by 5 people

  13. ChallEngEr says:

    Faith moves mountains👋❤

    Liked by 4 people

  14. Such a beautiful and strong story, my dear Dilip. Thank you, so much for sharing it! _/\_

    Liked by 4 people

  15. P@rth...☺ says:

    It’s too really good…..Heart touching story 🤗😇

    Liked by 1 person

  16. P@rth...☺ says:

    It’s too really good….. Heart touching story🤗😇

    Liked by 3 people

  17. ssbonsor says:

    Thanks. for sharing.
    ________________________________

    Liked by 4 people

  18. Tears…. Faith to keep going when others had given up hope… And the faith of his boy knowing he would find him….
    A powerful story Dilip ..
    Many thanks for sharing.. Sending Love and well wishes your way my friend… Love and Light… in these shadow times.. ❤ 🙏💛

    Liked by 5 people

  19. Tina says:

    Beautiful story. Strong faith and accepting God’s will is important.

    Liked by 7 people

  20. Rajagopal says:

    Indeed, an ounce of faith can overcome obstacle of mountainous proportions. Faith is another name for amplified focus and determination.

    Liked by 6 people

    • Dilip says:

      How true faith does imply focus and determination without which it could weaken. I feel good reading your comments Raj as they add value to the post.
      Regards and best always.

      Liked by 1 person

  21. Binky says:

    Sometimes you need to have faith to get you through adversity.

    Liked by 7 people

  22. Harbans says:

    Dilip sahib, a wonderful write-up, It indicates that belief pays in the long run. The ‘son’ was having indomitable belief in his father and father too was having determined mindset . A write-up with difference.

    Liked by 5 people

  23. ayushsharma says:

    Your power of faith made me in tears with happiness, amazingly penned.

    Liked by 6 people

  24. Gracefuly penned that we must accept what is being offered to us because that is a part of Gods plan…
    Stay safe and healthy

    Liked by 6 people

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