Never Crawl In Life!

A very tired traveler came to the banks of a river and there was no bridge by which he could cross. It was winter, and the surface of the river was covered with ice.
It was getting dark, and he wanted to reach the other side while there was enough light to see. He debated about whether or not the ice would bear his weight.

Finally, after much hesitation and fear, he got down on his knees and began very cautiously to creep across the surface of the ice. He hoped that by distributing the weight of his body, the ice would be less apt to break under the load.

After he made his slow and painful journey about halfway across the river, he suddenly heard the sound of singing behind him…

Out of the dusk, there came a 4-horse load of coal driven by a man singing merrily as he went to his carefree way. Here was the traveler, fearfully inching his way on his hands and knees. And there, as if whisked along by the winter’s wind, went the driver, his horses, his sled, and the heavy load of coal over the same river!

The story illustrates how many of us go through life.

Some stand on the bank of decisions unable to make up their minds about the course to take.

Others stand on the banks trying to muster enough courage to cross over to the other side of the task or problem encountered.

On the other hand, some individuals crawl and creep through life for fear of thin ice. Their faith is not strong enough to hold them up.

Still there are those who whisked along whistling as they go.

Their faith is UNSHAKABLE. …When we face the river of difficulties, we do not have to fear, nor do we creep through life.

God has promised to help, and with God’s help we can merrily make our way to the other side safely.


21 Responses to Never Crawl In Life!

  1. khouane January 22, 2013 at 7:43 PM #

    good lesson

  2. skybeen September 16, 2012 at 1:06 PM #

    the brave people remain still and never stop their struggle until and unless they achieve their goal

  3. awadkost September 11, 2012 at 11:08 AM #

    NO – this is not good wisdom – one should use his mind – do not put faith in every thing –

  4. Yunus September 11, 2012 at 12:51 AM #

    It is better to be realistic than to be overconfident on the unknown

  5. Mohammad September 11, 2012 at 12:03 AM #

    i don’t see the moral of the story. imho the man who is crawling has a legitimate reason to fear.

  6. Mubarek AL-Amin September 9, 2012 at 8:59 PM #

    Yes. Allah have Created a Paradise and Hell
    Also Allah have Created your providence as Allah the Provider of goods sources. that you and I can Just ask&pray for it. `!`

  7. sk ashif September 9, 2012 at 3:44 PM #

    good one, keep it up!

  8. Husain September 9, 2012 at 12:03 PM #

    Its not a practical moral. Yes, Almighty’s support is always there. But, we need to tie our camel down, before we go for prayer. That is how the trust on Almighty has to be. So, it is better to be cautious rather than complaining later.

    • Ian September 9, 2012 at 6:29 PM #


    • Mohamoud September 9, 2012 at 9:11 PM #

      well said.

  9. Zafar Iqbal August 31, 2012 at 9:58 PM #

    Not quite! You cannot sing away all your troubles in life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Rageh July 14, 2011 at 12:53 AM #

    2 lessons in this story:
    better safe than sorry…
    ignorance is a bless…

    • Jihad86_j F K July 14, 2011 at 12:57 AM #

      hhhh u r rite, plus the crap about not crawling ;-D

  11. YusefQasemQufaanAl-Yemeni July 14, 2011 at 12:20 AM #

    Great!! and love the moral!!
    thanks 🙂

  12. Abier July 13, 2011 at 8:21 PM #

    Very nice story
    I actually think, that I have a lot to learn from it!

  13. Nouman July 13, 2011 at 10:43 AM #

    very nice……..story

  14. Zeeshannoor7 July 13, 2011 at 9:44 AM #

    good moral

  15. Goldypearl July 13, 2011 at 6:27 AM #

    very nice story  to learn from !!!

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