So often, we get unusually frustrated when occasions don’t pan out the highway we wanted. Whether it be a flat tire, a financial loss, a missed promotion, or a missed airplane, life’s little and large-hearted hardships can lead us expressed the belief that life is unfair or that God’s plan might not be so perfect after all.
Though our finite knowledge was simply catch the nations of the world from our limited position, we’re quick to indignation and expect we know what’s best. Unfortunately, discontentment and calamity come a little easier than gratitude.
Admittedly, such was the case for Antonis Mavropoulos, who was nothing short of furious when he was barred from penetrating flight 302 attach for Nairobi, Kenya on March 10 th. Passing belatedly from a connecting flight, he watched the final fares open the plane as the barrier shut right in front of him.
“I lost it for two minutes, when I arrived, the boarding was closed and I watched the last fares in passageway going to be home- I screamed to set me in but they didn’t enabling it, ” Antonis wrote on Facebook.
Little did he know, 6 minutes after departure, that flight would kill all 149 passengers on board.
Still unaware of developments in the situation at hand, Antonis grew even more flustered when airport certificate attracted him aside for questioning.
“As we assembled the next flight, two security officers informed me that for the safety rationales that a senior policeman will explain to me, they will not stand my boarding, ” he showed. “In my intense complains they left no perimeter at the end of the debates and conducted me to their superior, to the airport police department.”
It was then that Antonis realized just how anointed he was to have never opened flight 302 that day 😛 TAGEND
“He told me gently not to demonstrate and say thank you to God, because I am the only passenger who did not enter the flight 302 which is missing. And that this was why they can’t let me go, until I calculate who I am, because I didn’t get on the flight and everything. At first I thought he was lying, but his vogue left no boundary of doubt.”
Antonis is more difficult to mentally process what was being told, but he knew the three men was speaking the truth.
“I felt the grind lost under my feet, but I came back in 1-2 seconds because I thought something else would happen, some communication question perhaps, ” he wrote.
But “there werent” communication question. The bulletin was jolly. Every last passenger that boarded flight 302 had been killed in the crash.
The once irate human was soon overwhelmed with grateful that God had saved his life. The situation that he perceived as being such a hardship was, in fact, his saving grace.
Antonis reflected back on the “two small random circumstances” that made him to miss his flight.
“The moment I realise that recollect I collapsed because then accurately I realized how lucky I stood, ” he wrote.
Antonis shared his heart-stopping narrative on Facebook, along with a photo of the ticket for the flight he never took, by the sheer kindnes of God.
Antonis’ story is such a potent reminder to us all that we are to “be appreciative in all things, ” as dominated in Thessalonians 5:18, for we never know the larger storey that God is orchestrating for our very best and His glory.
Praise Him for saving Antonis that day and for committing those whom his story has touched a brand-new position on life’s “misfortunes” that are really mercies in disguise.