This is an inspiring story narrated to me by my cousin.
My cousin sister's children were all married and settled abroad. She and her husband were very fond of going on short holidays to new places.
Once, they decided to take a three day trip to a nearby small town which was famous for its historical sites. They decided to take a road trip in their own car. They started on their journey, early in the morning and by late evening; they had entered the town and checked in at a hotel.
Next morning, after breakfast, they took a road map of the town and its suburbs and started on their new discovery. Since there were many places to see, it took them the whole day to finish their sightseeing.
By now, they had reached a suburb which had shops selling handmade items. My sister was most interested in shopping. Her husband warned her to finish before it started getting dark. They were so engrossed in their shopping that they forgot about the time and started back only as the shops began to close.
They took the same route back to their hotel but somehow got lost on the way and realised that they were going around in circles. They stopped the car and consulting their map, started again. After sometime, they realised it was no use to try and find their way back. They decided to ask someone for help but no one was out at that late hour.
They waited at a street corner for some time, and then decided to try again. My brother-in-law started the car but it wouldn't budge. He tried many times but to no avail. He got down and checked but could not find any fault. He sat back disheartened, feeling worried about their predicament. My sister was calm saying she was sure they would get help.
They sat quietly, my sister praying calmly and her husband getting panicky. After about twenty minutes, they saw a man walking towards them from the opposite direction. He wanted to know what had happened. It was learnt that he was a car mechanic who had closed his garage late and was returning home. He offered to check the car and after some time pronounced that it was a minor problem which he could fix easily. The car was repaired and ready to go.
When my sister offered some monetary reward, the man refused saying he had arrived there on God's bidding. He told them that he always took another route back home which was shorter but when he reached his turning; something prompted him to take this longer route.
Now he knew some greater power wanted him to help the stranded couple, and that is why he took this route.
My sister and brother-in-law were very obliged and thanked the man profusely. After being directed by the helpful mechanic, they reached their hotel safely.
Once again 'Trust' and 'Faith' had helped create a small miracle.
Submitted by Anonymous
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