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The master was teaching his disciple that he could always trust in God, since God was aware of everything.
Night fell and they decided to pitch camp. The master raised the tent, and the disciple was given the task of tethering the horses to a rock. The disciple thought to himself, as he stood by the rock:
The master is testing me. He said God is aware of everything, and then asked me to tie up the horses. He wants to see if I believe in God.
Instead of tethering the horses, he said a long prayer, and left the fate of the horses in Gods hands.
Next day, when they awoke, the horses were gone. Disappointed, the disciple complained to the master, saying that he no longer believed in God, since God had not taken care of everything, and had forgotten to watch over the horses.
You are wrong, the master answered. God wanted to take care of the horses. But in order to do so, he needed to make use of your hands to tether them to the stone.
May each moment of the coming new year find you in Gods hands.