A construction manager in Jeddah paid a visit to one of his construction sites. He found a problem on the 10th floor which needed a solution. He needed one of the laborers working on the ground floor to come up and fix the issue.
However, he was not willing to walk down to the ground floor but instead decided to shout his name from the 10th floor of the building.
He threw SR 100 note
The laborer could not hear the managers calls, so the manager decided to throw an SR 100 note in front of the laborer, the laborer picked up the note, pocketed it, and continued with his work.
He threw SR 500 note
The manager who was now slightly disgruntled decided to try to raise the stakes and hence decided to throw an SR 500 note again in the same spot in front of the laborer.
However, the laborer repeated his previous action by pocketing the note and continuing with his work, this did not impress the manager.
He threw a small pebble
The manager who was now at the edge of his seat decided to throw a small pebble towards the laborer, and so he did and impressively so hit the laborer on the first try.
The laborer finally paused what he was doing and looked up at the manager and thus the manager finally succeeded in grabbing his attention and relayed to him what needed to be done.
What is the moral of the story?
We as human beings do not think of God when we are provided with everything we desire. We instead decide only to pray in a time of sickness, poverty, and any other problems that we might be facing.
There is a moral to this story i.e. the rewards of investing your time in God are huge, and we should not wait to be hit by stones to remember him.