Monday, November 30, 2009

Why is it so?

Everything was going on fine. Tides playing hide and seek with the shores. It was calm. Never experienced a rough one. Suddenly the clouds changed. Sky became dark. We never knew this would happen in a nick of time.

It was a usual call to home. Whenever something new happens in my life, i will dial 3 (speed dial set to my Dad's no.) and talk. But that Saturday when i dialed, i could feel lots of noise from the background. I guessed he is not in home, but traveling in bus. I asked him the reason. They were leaving to native. I asked the matter, and was not convinced by his answer.

After disconnecting the call i could smell something fishy. But my little bro changed me mind. He was leaving to Singapore for a new project. It was his last week end @ Bangalore for him. So we rushed to purchase so many things.

At night, our plan was to go to Commercial street and finish the purchase. We met Big B and Chechi there. He had a call from native, and i guessed my mom is also there. Aunty was enquiring him about some doctors. I felt something fishy. I asked him what happened, and he didnt tell. I called my Mom and asked about the same. She told, she is not well, and going to meet a doctor by next day. I called up Dad. He gave me a clear picture. Mom is having a small lump. So they just wanted to do a routine checkup.

If something goes out of control or out of way, i used to get a spark. I got a sign after hearing that too. I never felt Mom will fall sick. They went for the checkup next day, and was referred to other clinic. I heard that news by late night. Without wasting anytime booked the ticket to native and i started.

After the scan report, it was confirmed. We are asked to go to RCC for further treatment. It was a blessing that she found it in the early stages. But i was dumbfounded. Even if it was in a primary stage, i lost all my control. I never expected something like this turn our family upside down.

It was after 3 days we reached RCC, TVM. So in those days have got enough information. We have to see so many people struggling there. Babies, Children, aged people. Just dont have to loose hope.

Whenever we crossed the entrance, the story was same. So many kids with mask were coming out. Aged person, who cant even walk is coming in wheel chairs. Some ambulances going out (prob with someone who already passed away).

It was a dreadful situation for everyone. I tried hard to control myself, so that i can show a smiling face to my mom, and crack some jokes. The main thing everyone notices is, there is no discrimination.

From Baby to GrandPa
From Christian to Hindu,
From Allah to Jesus
From Male to Female

Everyone sitting under one roof. They all are common.

Whenever i am there these days, One question comes to my mind.

Why so many religions,
Why so many Gods,
Why so many Discriminations.

After all its only for one human being.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Troubles in Life?

Yesterday i got a mail from my friend. Usually i don't read too long mails. But i read that mail. It was really inspirational.

A great tennis star, was affected with cancer. So many fans wrote to him asking, WHY YOU? He replied them, 5,00,000 people love tennis. 50,000 plays it, 5,000 reach upto grand slam, Only 2 reach finals, and 1 gets the crown. When i was holding the crown i never asked GOD "WHY I".

There are so many people who are in trouble. We face so many problems in our daily life. Why do we suffer? Are they the trials given by God cos we have committed sins? But Why God allows these trials and hardships?

I was just trying to find a solution from Holy Bible.

In Job 14:1 it is told "Man who is born of woman is of few days and full of trouble".

Our life in this earth is full of troubles. By experience we come to know that Job's verses are true. Troubles concern us, not just because hardship itself is a burden, but also because affliction can lead to spiritual temptations. We may be tempted to feel that our trials justify committing sin. Once we face a trouble, or hardship we blame God for giving us the same. We will loose our faith, or we will begin to doubt His mercy. Bible states that also. Job's wife said, "Curse God and die" (Job 2:9).

According to experts, there are so many reasons not just one reason why people suffer.

1. Sometimes people suffer as a result of their sins

1 Chron. 10:13,14 :- King Saul lived a miserable life and eventually was slain because he had rebelled against God.

Matthew 27:3-5 :- Judas killed himself because he had betrayed Jesus.

There can be so many instances which clarify this thoughts. Thieves get hurt, drunkards fall sick. But this is not the reason we get hardships.

2. Sometimes innocent people suffer as a result of other people's sins.

Incidents like when innocent bystander killed by a drunken driver or when a thief violently attacks his victims.

1 Peter 2:19-23 :-Jesus is an example of one who committed no sin at all, yet He was persecuted and killed by wicked men. So we may follow His example and suffer, not for our faults, but when we do good.

John 15:18-20 :- The treatment Jesus received should warn us of the treatment we can expect. The world hated Him and persecuted Him, and it will do the same to His servants.

2 Corinthians 11:23-26 - Paul's life shows that Jesus' followers truly often are persecuted.

2 Timothy 3:10-12 - All who live godly in Christ shall suffer persecution.

There are so many verses in Bible, which claims the above topic.

3. All people suffer as a result of Adam and Eve's sin.

The third reason often told, we suffer because we are children of Adam and Eve. In particular, it is because of Adam and Eve, we got death?

Gen. 3:16-19 - God originally placed Adam and Eve in a state of bliss with no problems of any kind. But He warned them of the consequences of sin. When they sinned anyway, He decreed they would endure pain, suffering, hardship, and eventual death.

This does not mean as some teach, that people today are born guilty of Adam's sin or will be eternally punished for it (Ezek. 18:20; 2 Cor. 5:10)

4. Some suffering is simply a temptation from Satan.

Job 1:1-2:10 - States that Job's suffering was a temptation from Satan. He hoped that, because he was suffering, Job would turn away from God.

2 Corinthians 12:7-10 - To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me.

Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.

If we truly believe in God, he will be with us, he will hold us from all the suffering. And he will give us good results.

"It is good for me that I have been afflicted" (Psa. 119:71). Usually when we suffer we can only see the problems involved. Surely if we commit sin as a result, then the suffering is harmful. But if we remain faithful, there are favorable results that can occur.

1 Peter 1:6,7 - As gold is purified by passing through fire, so the genuineness of our faith is proved by trials.

In a summary we can tell

1. Suffering Gives Us Opportunity to Prove Our Commitment to God.
2. Suffering Causes Spiritual Growth.
3. Suffering Keeps Us Humble and Dependent on God.

Everyone can write what ever they feels. We are not Jesus Christ, nor Job, nor David. But we are his children. So he himself through Holy Bible conveys some messages to us.

The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
(Psalm 27:1)

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
(Psalm 23:4-6)

When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up. Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.
(Psalm 27:10,14)

Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.
(Psalm 37:24)