Sixteen hours before his death, a guy in my university posted this phrase on his Instagram story. It left me speechless. Thinking about this led me to question certain things. The main question one could ask themselves in such a situation is: “Why did a young kind-hearted man like him, who just graduated from his college, have to die this early?”
Buddha once said:
“When you like a flower, you just pluck it. But when you love a flower, you water it daily.”
Earth is a dark place. Mankind made it that way.
Drought lands and non-nutritional resources are all that’s left.
The sun has gone.
Clouds cover our skies on a permanent basis. Clouds with no rain or any sign of water and life in them.
It never felt like a full moon again. It felt hurt and broken.
The air became hot and dry, reflecting sad and empty stars at night.
There was a lack of Oxygen around me, sterilizing the soil.
No flower could possibly grow and fix its roots in such dire conditions.
Sometimes, depressing thoughts and doubts regarding God haunt us in our moments of weakness. We ask ourselves why he takes the best people from us. Why doesn’t he water them and allow them to grow? Isn’t he supposed to love us, let alone like us? It doesn’t make any sense! His actions say otherwise. Someone doesn’t sacrifice himself, his time, and his power for people he barely likes; he just makes excuses and does nothing about it.
God is nothing other than love. You may not want to believe me because we live in this dark world where good people are taken from their beloved; nevertheless, he always gives us a choice.
The first one is to love him. To trust in him. To rely on him and to believe that he will help us with everything that happens in our lives. It is a blind trust nonetheless. Be assured that he sees things that the human mind cannot even begin to think of.
“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.”
– Isaiah 55:9
The second choice on the table is to remain on a level of superficial love. To focus solely on yourself and choose to never follow his advice. To believe that he has nothing to do with your life and to stay as far away from him as possible.
Here’s the thing: he never forced you to do anything; he brought these two choices on a silver platter, leaving all up to you to decide what happens next. Pay attention. Never forget that your choices will strongly influence what comes next in your life. The man I mentioned earlier, as well as many others, took the first option and decided to be closer to God. Why did he pick them? Why didn’t he keep on watering them and let them flourish? He never really did any of all that. Our faith must be stronger and deeper to understand what truly happens.
Every person has a mission in this life. No one is born to fill a certain void, nor to add more lives to the total human population. God only knows what this kind soul’s primary vocation was and now he does as well. This man surely got the chance to have a discussion with him once he got there.He must surely now understand things that are beyond the capabilities of the human mind.
God chose the easier path for him and for all the good people like him. He invited them to his divine kingdom, a heaven opposed to earth.
Abundant water and nutritious resources. A full moon. Sunshine. Good quality soil and air are present but in such a different way.
Love, trust, respect, admiration, protection, and peace by the Divine Lord are the only present and dominant vibes.
Once their task is complete, God widely open his heaven’s door to let these beautiful flowers be watered and nourished.
I didn’t get the chance to know this guy well. I just knew that something bigger was coming for him. That the things he wanted on earth were not what he deserved; eternal watering and care in God’s garden is what he truly merited, even if it wasn’t what he really wanted maybe. To all the beautiful flowers who are growing strong up there, spread far away your odours to maybe fill someday our dark earth by your pure faithful scents.