We often think that God is not concerned about what is happening with us, whereas the truth is that God is aware of everything that occurs in our lives. There is an interesting story that helps explain God’s predicament.
There was a grandfather who went to visit his daughter and grandchild. He saw that the grandchild was kept in a playpen. As soon as the grandchild saw the grandfather he said, “Grandfather. Grandfather! Get me out of this. I want to play with you.” But just as the grandfather was about to hold the child, his daughter intervened. “Don’t touch the child. He didn’t do as he was told and he is being punished.”
Although the grandfather wanted to pick up the child, his daughter told him not to. The grandfather could rule over his daughter and say, “No. I am picking up my grandchild anyway,” and annoy his daughter. The other option is leave. But then the grandchild would be devastated. So the grandfather came up with a solution. He climbed into the playpen and started playing with his grandchild. This is what God does.
In all traditions and cultures, we hear of saints who came and helped people out of their miseries. They are the ones who are compassionate. These saints have suffered for our sake. This is the reason many religions talk about the founders suffering for our sins. What are our sins? Our sins arise when we don’t live according to the highest ethical principles. If we look back at our own lives, we will find that God’s hand has always been there to support us.
Many times we do not appreciate, or see God’s help in our lives because we are unable to gravitate to that level where we experience that God is with each one of us.
Sant Rajinder Singhji, head of Sawan Kirpal Ruhani Mission, works towards promoting inner and outer peace...