John was a gardener to a Christian gentleman. He had lost his lovely little daughter & was bitter & rebellious against God for taking her from the home.
One morning he found that a special rose he was training for the local Flower Show was gone. He was very angry & turning to the maid, said, “Who did this?”
“It was the master,” she replied.
Just then the master himself came on the scene. “John!” he said, “these flowers belong to me. Have I not a right to pluck any of them as I please?”
John learnt the lesson. The darling daughter he had lost belonged to the Lord, and He had taken the lovely bud to blossom in His Paradise above. John was comforted.
Job 1:21 (GNT): He said, “I was born with nothing, and I will die with nothing. The Lord gave, and now he has taken away. May his name be praised!”
“One way to get comfort is to plead the promise of God in prayer, show Him His handwriting; God is tender of His Word.” - Thomas Manton.