Saturday, November 26, 2011
Sunshine & Rains!
There was once a farmer who after a poor crop, complained, "If God would only let me control the weather, everything would be better, because apparently God does not know much about farming!"
God said to him, "Fine! For one year I will give you control of the weather. You may ask for whatever you wish for your farming and you will get it."
The farmer was very happy. Immediately he said, " I want sun," and there was sunshine around. Then he said, "Let there be rains now," and it started raining. Thus, for the whole year first there used to be sunshine and then it rained. The crop grew and grew, it was a pleasure to watch it. The crop had never been so big, so thick and so luscious green.
The farmer said proudly, "God can now understand how to control the weather”.
Soon it was time to harvest, so the farmer took his sickle to cut the wheat, but his heart sank when he saw that the stalks were practically empty. There were no grains in it.
Then God visited him and asked, "How is your crop? "
The man complained, "Poor, my Lord, very poor!"
“But didn't you control the weather? Didn't everything you wanted turn out as you wished?"
"Of course! That is the reason I am perplexed. I got the rain and the sunshine which I asked for, but there is no crop!"
Then the Lord asked, "But have you never asked for winds, storms, ice and snow, and everything that purifies the air and makes the roots hard and resistant? You asked only for rains and sunshine, not for bad weather? ....And that's the reason there is no crop!”
Moral of the Story ....
Friends, life is possible only through challenges. Life is possible only when we face both good and bad weather, both pleasure and pain, both winter and summer, day and night, both sadness and happiness, discomfort and comfort. Life moves between the two polarities. Moving between these two polarities we learn how to balance. Between these two wings we learn how to fly to the farthest star.
We choose only comfort and convenience and miss the real happiness in life. Friends, God never gives us anything cheap, because he knows that, without any effort, we may never be able to rejoice life.
Have a Great Day Friends!!