A 2 year old asks her mom, ” Mamma who created us?” , Mom, ” God created us.” Girl, ” Then God must be an artist.”
Reading this few days back, I was thinking, how true it is, what the little girl said – God must be an artist. Humans are suppose to be God’s best creation, and I am sure nobody would defy the fact. Even Einstein said that creation is definitely a power which is above all. Similar yet creative, powerful yet humble, we are all made in his image and likeness. He has made human beings so perfect, that the rest of creation will always be second in line. Our senses, our intelligence, our lives, just couldn’t be better.
But how often do we feel gratified and conceded about the fact that we are so blessed. Just imagine if one of your senses did not function well. Life would be a difficult path to tread! This post is inspired by what I read a couple of days back in the newspaper written by a journalist who I can never stop admiring. Not for his looks, nor for his personality, but for the sheer joy of life that he celebrates everyday despite being visually impaired.
I first met Subramani a year ago to talk about a client. He conducts himself like any of us would do. But the amount of knowledge he has at his disposal would definitely make anyone say, “WOW, He is definitely is a well read man”. After meeting him and interacting with him couple of times, my life was not the same. I realised how blessed I am, and thank God everyday for the gift of life. Here is a link about the life of Subramani in his own words.
Life is absolutely not easy and situations are the worst, when you have it all going against you. But then standing strong in the time of test, is something that defines a human being.
Here I have a beautiful story to quote from the Bible. The Book of Job is an exemplar of addressing the evil that constantly blemishes our relationship with God. Job was a very pious man, who had 7 sons and 3 daughters and was very prosperous, which was a sign of God’s choicest blessings on him. But then how could Satan bear all of this. He went to God and told him, this man is pious and God fearing only because he has everything. The moment you take away his wealth and happiness, he will curse you. God knew Job was not a man of little faith. However he put Job to test. He sends a ruach which destroys his fields and crops and the fire burns all his children. Job is left with only his wife by his side. But he still continues to pray to God and his faith is strong. Then Satan goes to God and says, let me try my way. God warns Satan not to kill him, so Job is struck with dreadful boils and is extremely ill. His wife tells him to curse God and not pray to him anymore. But Job still has his faith holding him strong and he does not ask for Divine providence.
Well most of us never ask or question God as to why has he blessed us with good things in life, but the moment we face even an ounce of misery we question God, why me?, why did you do this to me?, and easily loose our faith. I personally have experienced God’s presence in my life and know how it is to have his divine mercy falling on you. It is tough to have faith, but even tougher is to hold it strong.