Oh my God! – oft repeated phrase of mine…and of many of you as well. But do you believe in this God?
Some of us are believers, some atheists, some agnostics and some don’t care! I don’t know about every child but I went through a phase of doubt. I was raised to believe that God exists (my mother is a believer) but gradual exposure to the world and people led me to doubt whether there truly is a God. I am Hindu by birth, a pagan religion. So to us, God is in everything around us (sure they have given each of these many million forms a name!).
But I have to admit that though today I am agnostic, I do pray! I do see the power of faith. And talking about faith, I’ll share a story that someone told me once (or did I read it somewhere? I can’t quite remember but the story is worth sharing).
Man’s conversation with God…
They look back at Man’s life together. The Man sees footprints on the sand left by two pairs of feet. He’s delighted. He looks at God to confirm his expectation.
God says, “I walked with you through everything!”
Man’s joy knows no bounds. They look at the journey a bit more. Man notices that it the phase is what was his toughest in life. The worst of times. But he sees just one pair of footprints. He is disappointed. He is sad. He is agitated. He is torn. He looks at God.
He says, “How could you leave my side when the going was toughest?” He cries.
God smiles, looks at him and says, “I never left your side. The footprints you see now are mine. I carried you through all the worst.”
This post is not to force anyone to start being a believer, I myself am not. But it is one of the most touching stories ever.
There have been people who have carried me through my worst. And I Believe in them…
Maybe God is nothing but the person, in physical form or in spirit, who carries you through the toughest times and walks next to you like a friend through your happiest!
Have a wonderful day.