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The unknown hand

india Updated: Sep 22, 2010 00:58 IST
Vineet Mani

A man was standing on the verge of a peak. His eyes were closed and he was mumbling something, perhaps a prayer.

He was about to jump from the peak to end his life. There was no reason for him to be alive. He had lost his father a week ago. He was thrown out of his job as he had lost a big amount of ‘moolah’.

He was in pecuniary crisis and the constant demand of the owner to pay the lost amount added to his misery.

Tears rolled down his cheeks and he put his hand in the pocket to take out a handkerchief, probably for the last time.

Instead of getting the handkerchief, he got a folded paper that he opened in exasperation. He was left in disbelief when he looked through the paper.

It was a cheque of the amount double of what he had lost, and a small note attached to it — a small gift from a dying father.

No one can imagine the surge of emotions he experienced. He thanked God profusely for saving his life and dignity and regretted the step he was about to take, to ‘give up’.

His last moment prayers did wonders.

Many of us too are at times in similar situations. One hurdle follows the other and soon the pile becomes insurmountable.

We find all doors shut. In such moments, complete surrender to the Almighty is the best way to cope with the problem. This faith in God provides a semblance of hope and courage to discover new and better avenues.

Problems are an inseparable part of our lives. No one can escape the blows of difficulties. Most of us pray to the Lord and leave everything on His mercy.

We remember these prayers and offerings only when we find ourselves most helpless.

Complete surrender makes us enjoy every minute, both in good and bad times.

Surrender, in true sense, signifies remembering Him always amidst our chores, and embrace all the best and the worst times alike.