In a country far far away lived two young carpenters, they were the best throughout the country side well known for their flawless craft of making the best furniture throughout the kingdom.
But one day the king Pandelani happened to be in the small little town of Kando where there would be celebrating a 100 years of peace in a years’ time. And the king was planning to do something great for his people, he was looking for something so great to symbolize that day, something that would be in-grave in the hearts of his people forever.
Just before the great celebration the king dressed up as a civilian in disguise and went job haunting in searching for a carpenter who had the skill he was looking for in order to build something for his people. So he happened to find two carpenters, their names was Joseph and Nick.
The king then requested the services of this two gentlemen to build him a chair, he planned on testing them, having heard of the great reputation they had around the village from the people. It happens to be that Joseph and Nick had many work to do that week.
Joseph decided to quickly rush through the work and only did things half its quality, all his work was not as great. When the king received his chair was not as happy to see the chair he had, had made.
The king than went to the second carpenter Nick he too was busy with lots of work from the orders his other clients placed. But Nick was elegant and never rushed when he was carpeting. He saw it as more than a job but an art which brought his joy. He told the king that he would have to wait he would be done in three weeks.
So carpenter Nick went to work, when he was done with all his client work got to the King’s request. He spent the whole five days working on the chair day in and day out. To the carpenter it was not just a chair that was just made to sit on, but to also be the most beautiful chair in the room, strong and able to carry heavy weight on it.
After the carpenter was done he called the civilian who was the kind to come collect the chair. When the king arrived he looked at the chair and there came a smile on his face, never had he seen a chair like the carpenter chair.
The king said to Nick `How was it you were able to create such a good chair’ then the carpenter answered and told him that he loves what he does and with each job he gets he takes his time to build the best quality work and enjoying it at same time.
The king than revealed his identity after hearing this and said to young carpenter Nick. I have come here looking for a men who will build me the most beautiful palace in all known kingdom all that you would need is in your hands, but for now you will build my people for the celebration a church in honor of the fallen and so they may rejoice for the living.
The carpenter, Nick was known all over the kingdoms. He was well known for his great carpeting skills and work, some say he was greatest carpenters of the century. Joseph the other carpenter was just as talented and passionate as Nick but great opportunity passed him because he did not put in all his best afford to what he was doing, what is your gift or talent that you good at or your dream your striving to achieve, are you Joseph or Nick? Do we have to change our mind-set and work and sharpen your skills so we can be like Nick one day who through hard work and dedication became the best carpenter.
[parable of the talents Matthew 25:14-30. No matter how small of a gift r talent you may thing you have multiply it and grow it.]