Years ago in Scotland, the Clark family had a dream to travel to the United States with their nine children. Clark and his wife worked and saved, and finally had enough money and got passports and reservations for the whole family on a new liner to the United States.
The entire family was filled with expectation and excitement about life in America. However, seven days before their departure, the youngest son was bitten by a dog. The doctor sewed up the boy and hung a yellow sheet on the Clarks’ front door. Because of the possibility of rabies, they were being separated for 14 days.
The family’s dreams were dashed. They would not be able to make the trip to America as they had planned. The father shed tears of disappointment and cursed both his and God for their misfortune.
Five days later, the tragic news spread throughout Scotland–Titanic had sunk. The unsinkable ship had sunk, taking hundreds of lives with it. The Clark family was to have been on that ship, but because the son had been bitten by a dog, they were left behind in Scotland.
When Mr.Clark heard the news, he hugged his son and thanked him for saving the family. He thanked God for saving their lives and turning what he felt was a tragedy into a blessing.
Although we may not always understand, all things happen for a reason.