Rav Aharon Kotler Pays At Penn Station... With Bitachon
On his way back to Lakewood
from a Talmid's wedding in New York City, Rav Aharon Kotler arrived at
the train station and realized he did not have any money to purchase a
ticket. Without any viable alternative at that hour, he decided to
stand on line by the ticket purchasing counter relying solely on Hashem
The line grew shorter and shorter, as his turn was
quickly approaching without any help in sight. Rav Aharon was not
concerned and he just continued to learn while waiting patiently
without any worries. The person in front of him purchased his ticket
and now it was his turn. He still didn't despair and calmly started
walking towards the counter as if he had no problem, completely
confident in Hashem's salvation.
As he approached the counter, a
talmid came rushing towards him happy to see him, screaming Rebbi
Rebbi! Rav Aharon asked his talmid if he could loan him the amount he
needed for the ticket, which he did. He took the money paid for the
ticket and went home all without batting an eye.
Stories like this give you a new perspective on true Bitachon.