How do we know that God is out there?
There is a parable that I recently heard about a man who was stuck on the rooftop during a hurricane. During the recovery, a few rescue boats came to him, but he refused help, saying that God would save him. Eventually he passed away, and went to heaven. He was a little perturbed at God, asking why God did not save him. God reminded him that he had sent two boats to rescue him, but both times he had refused.
This story is just a parable, but how many times have we ignored God’s guidance, or were not aware of it? In our religion we believe that God will eventually guide everyone into living a joyous life. What are the signs he gives us? How about that cold that keeps on lingering or about the constant headaches that we can’t get rid of. Was that palpation of the heart, just a normal irregularity? Can all these disorders be just coincidence, explained by science, or is there more to it? Can God be guiding us?
In our religion we believe that God guides us to help us eliminate evils (greed, arrogance, and self love) from our minds. When we ponder and remove these evils from our minds, the disorders (God’s guidance) are also removed. But more important, our future becomes more joyous. When the world becomes aware of God’s workings, the evils from our minds would eventually be swept by it self.
So the next time, something appears on your body, don’t brush it aside, God may be trying to help you!
“Evil sweeping save us please, Universal Saving God”