This is a wonderful story I heard just a few days ago.
An elderly couple in their eighties, Valerie and Maurice Allen, enlisted the help of a young couple to carry out some work in the rather large garden of their house in Surrey. Valerie and Maurice had come to Swami relatively late in life; they were in their sixties when they first heard of Baba through their son, who had been a principal architect for one of Swami’s Super Speciality Hospitals. But, as we know, age is but a number and has no meaning beyond this realm of illusion.
They went 12 times to Puttaparthi, and were blessed with 12 interviews. During one of these interviews Swami manifested a huge diamond ring for Maurice, which he wears all the time. I should also mention at this stage that the elderly couple had a large picture of Swami hanging up in their hallway; this is very significant.
When the work was done the two youngsters went on their way, but later that night there was a knock at the door. Maurice answered, leaving the security chain on the door, and found the young couple standing there. The young man said they had a problem with the car radiator and could they have some water. Maurice was a bit suspicious and told the young man that there was a tap around the side of the house and that he should help himself. But the young man said they had no container and asked to borrow a jug. Maurice went and got a jug from the kitchen but when he took the chain off the door to pass it to the young man the couple forced their way in. The young man then wrestled Maurice, who was quite frail, to the floor whilst shouting at his girlfriend ”get the ring, get the ring!” At this point Valerie, thinking some noisy visitors had arrived, came out of the living room to see what all the fuss was about. The young man then turned his attention towards her. He was in the process of lunging at her when he was stopped in his tracks. He stood for at least a full minute staring transfixed at the picture of Swami hanging in the hallway behind where Valerie was standing; it was as though time had stood still. Suddenly, forgetting about the ring, he grabbed his girlfriend and they fled into the night, never to be seen again.
This is just one of literally thousands of examples of how Omnipresent Sri Sathya Sai Baba comes to the aid of his children when misfortune comes calling.