On Faith and Believing

Once there was a boy who was trapped in a hotel that had caught fire. He came to the window but could not see anything due to the smoke. He would have jumped down, but he did not know where he would be landing. So he just stood at the window till he heard from below his father’s voice calling to him, “Son, I can see you though you cannot see me! Jump down and I will hold you!” The young boy recognized the voice of his father and so he jumped down only to be held by his father’s secure arms.

We often hear that the Father in heaven cares for us, looks after us, and protects us. But there are circumstances in life when everything seems dark and lonely, when our troubles and trials seems to overwhelm us. If we are able to recognize God’s voice and jump down into His hands with faith and trust, He will surely take of us.

Quote: “Without faith a man can do nothing; with it all things are possible.” – Sir William Osler

About John Parankimalil

John Parankimalil, SDB, M.A. (English), M.Ed, Ph.D (Education), popularly known as P.D. Johny is a member of the Salesians of Don Bosco. He is presently the Rector and Principal of Don Bosco College, Tura, Meghalaya and Director of Don Bosco College of Teacher Education, Tura. He received the 1st Computer Literacy Excellence Award from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, the President of India in August 2002 and the Guruvar Best Teacher Award from Shri Kapil Sibal, HRD Union Minister in 2009. He was formerly Principal of St Anthony's Higher Secondary School, Shillong and National President of All India Association of Catholic Schools (AINACS), New Delhi and the Charter President of Rotary Club of Orchid City, Shillong. He has authored several books. He is an Eduationist, Story-Teller and Leadership Trainer. He conducts seminars for Principals, Teachers, Students and Parents. His popular books include, He Can Who Thinks He Can (Macmillan), An Elocution Manual (Orient Longman), Progressive Parenting (Unicorn), Inspirational Stories for Purposeful Living (Babhani) The Way to Success and Happiness (Savio), How to Win Over Your Problems (Babhani), The Secrets of High Achievers (Babhani).
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