Monday, August 17, 2009

The Call from within :)



Its amazing how certain things we come across, just leave a deep impact on our mind, so much so that it forces us to think about life and how God created each one of us to spread the message of love , in our own small way, making us aware of his existence in everything that we come across.
Yesterday I read an amazing story that made me realise, how beautiful certain emotions can be , that just by their very existence , life turns into an everlasting treasure.

This story happens to be an eye witness account from New York City.
On a cold day in December. A little boy about 10 years old was standing before a shoe store on the roadway, barefooted, peering through the window, and shivering with cold.
A lady approached the boy and said, "My little fellow, why are you looking so earnestly in that window?"
"I was asking God to give me a pair of shoes, was the boy's reply.
The lady took him by hand and went into the store and asked the clerk to get half a dozen pairs of socks for the boy. She then asked if he could give her a basin of water and a towel. He quickly brought them to her. She took the little fellow to the back part of the store and removing her gloves, knelt down and washed his little feet, and dried them with a towel. By this time the clerk had returned with the socks. Placing a pair upon the boy's feet , she purchased him a pair of shoes. She tied up the remaining pair of socks and gave them to him. She patted him on the head and said , "no doubt, my little fellow, you feel more comfortable now?"
As she turned to go, the astonished lad caught her by the hand , and looking up in her face, with tears in his eyes, answered the question with these words:
"Are you God's wife?"

I loved the story, as it made believe that the Almighty has blessed us with a heart which acts as
an instrument to spread his blessings in the world. But even while doing so, he left the choice on us....the choice to choose to be the one who spreads love and is compassionate.
God can bless anyone straightaway, but he decided to make our life valuable and all encompassing and hence he gave us a heart, which would give out a call from deep within. A call that would inturn inspire us to do something for others. There are many obstructions in the path of this call, these are the barriers that we give birth to, when we choose not to hear the call...
I hope and pray that whenever theres a call from within, our soul embraces it with open arms :)

15 comments:

Rush said...

a call from within..u speak so much my heart out...currently reading Celestine prophecy and it talks about insights, about looking within and who we are..what purpose we serve.

as i said, will be following u on this one...were u the eyewitcness to the account?

A New Beginning said...

:) no Rush, just happened to find this story while surfing the net...must say one thing..musings seems great with the pair of slippers added to it;)

Whirlwind said...

Very interesting and very true!! God comes to us in some form or the other.

Mohammed Musthafa said...

Wow...excellent story....loved the boy's question....

Mustaf said...

Wowww..that was quite unique!! You rightly said that GOD can do anything straightaway but he rather chose us to do it by ourself to see how many of us respond to that "call from within". We will be in disbelief if we start to think but it is true that so many small things we can do which does not cost (in any form, be it money, effort or even sometime just the desire to do so) us much but brings so much joy to others.

issam said...

lovely anecdote...
And like you truly said, we always have the power to choose... :)

A New Beginning said...

Thanks Swetha, Mustafa, Mustaf and Issam, I am glad you liked it:)

Margaret Cloud said...

Again you have wrote a very nice post. I can imagine how the lady felt, helping the boy out, I have done this several times for people, but I never want them to tell it was me. God gave us the ability to help others, some do and some choose not to Thank you for coming by.

manivannan said...

A helping hand is none other than God himself.

Certainly, God is there in everybody's heart, but like Sun which reflects more in clear water, God is seen in persons, who, as you've beautifully said, listens to the call from within :-)

Great write up with an inspiring story! Well done mate :-)

May your pray come true...

Amen!

Kiran ((( WavesTakeMe ))) said...

Hello Sana, only a few think in such a way, and glad to know that you are one among such gems..

All the best wishes for all your plans..

workhard said...

Ur right.. u wd be amazed to know the number of kind hearted people..in this world...

Work from home

AJai said...

i think that story is the perfect anecdote to explain how god is actually inside of us. :)

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Hi, it is my first time here and I am glad to be here... I enjoyed reading your post. Thanks for sharing your thoughts to us. :)

A New Beginning said...

Thanks Margaret,Im glad to hear that you help people, you do hear the call..mayb youre the lady in the story :)
Thanks Mani and I wish the same for you :)
Thanks Kiran...the experience that you narrated on your blog,left me happy for sure:)
Indeed workhard...Im amazed and happy...hope the number increases...
True Ajai...rally liked it and therefore decided to share it with everyone.
Thanks for coming Grace...do come again :)

KParthasarathi said...

A very nice story with nice comments.It serves as a constant reminder to us to be kind and compassionate