When God Shows Up..
I was travelling for work the other day and I had forgotten to carry a book. So, the next better thing to do was to listen to music but I had also forgotten my earphones. So, I thought of looking up in the sky and try doing what I am fascinated most about these days. Clicking pictures of clouds, Sun, sky and birds. With my little phone camera, this is not an easy job but when I got the above picture, my heart literally smiled. I felt that God is present every where and He eternizes in ways that we cannot even imagine.
Reflecting on life in general and thinking of so many different things, this picture was a way to tell myself to calm down and observe. What if I get to chance to really meet God? What if He comes and I don’t recognize Him? How will I even know that God has come for I’ve never met Him? How does He look? Is He is a he or a she or who is He? I believe in a supreme power and various religious faiths have a different name for Him so how will I even know who has come? The God from my faith or from somewhere else? Oh Gosh! That’s so much confusing.
But imagine this, when I am so confused, He must be equally confused. Who is this Parul? What does she want? Why does she want to meet me? I don’t know what the “God and living beings” ratio is but it sure is gargantuan. And more than ours, it’s God’s plight to answer our prayers, look into things to keep us happy and of course keep us safe. So, He did a wise thing of tying us to is helper Karma and I cannot gainsay that.
As you sow, so shall you reap..
But, if I meet Him, I will ask:
- Why do natural disasters happen and kill so many people? Why can’t they happen where there is no habitation?
- Why are little children born with congenital disorder?
- Why there are so many orphans in the world?
- Why were the little girls in Chibok kidnapped and still haven’t returned to their homes?
- Why in some parts of the world people have absolutely nothing to eat while some others live in gold palaces?
I have so many questions but how much can I ask? I believe that God watches us, so if He does, let Him watch our good deeds. Let Him have his helper Karma work. Yes, there will be no answers sometimes, but let’s leave that to Him for a while. Let’s just surrender and not struggle. For happiness comes to those who accept.
This is the first time I am responding to three prompts together – Skywatch Friday (Sorry guys for the wordy post); IndiSpire Edition #68 (Thanks Anita for that fabulous prompt – you got me writing here after a big big gap) and Write Tribe Festival of Words #4, Day 5 (We had to use new words in the post and my vocabulary is limited – so eternize, gargantuan and gainsay are first time attempts. Thank you team! )