Sunday, September 14, 2008

Divine intervention!

I have never believed so strongly that things happen and there is a divine intervention. I'm a very matter of fact person. I celebrate festivals, because I love the culture and the environment it creates and more because I can see so many people smile. It is a chance for me to learn more cooking and the art of time management ( trying to cook umpteen dishes while the pooja has to be done before a certain time, does need some brain drains..) ...I have never brought the God into the picture at all.. :(

I know that the power above is one who guides me and helps me in my situations.
All these years...each time a tragedy struck anyplace I would feel bad, upset, sometimes ( i'm being honest) it wouldn't affect me, and there were many times that anger in me dissipitated all the effect of the entire event. I somehow felt that the person i'm connected to will never be in that particular place...god knows what that theory is all about!!

But last evening, I am assured, there is a divine power somewhere looking after us, and He knows when exactly we need it.

I got the first call around 7.00 PM and it was my brother sounding frantic. He had just seen the news on TV about the bomb blasts in New Delhi, while he was waiting for a train. He's tried to call her immediately and she was not reachable. When he called me , I was not perturbed...I am like that, always ( my injury prone kids have trained my brains and mind well enough, I should say! )...my media box was shut down for the day....cos kids were studying for their exams. But when I did switch it on, I realised the extent to the damage and then slowly it sunk in...My sister was to take her friend to Connaught place for shopping. And the news said it had occured there.

I finally managed to get in touch with her...and she was in the middle of a very slow moving traffic, that was getting out of the area..and she just said, " Thank God! I was sitting in the park, and nothing happened!! I'm ok now. "

Later it was learnt that the very same park she was sitting in waiting for her friend to show up, was the place of the blast. My heart did a somersault. It could have been HER. But then I am now sure of that Hand above.

In all this I realised one more thing....why are we sometimes so selfish, that we get all so concerned only when it regards our own people....was I being selfish here too...? All I could think of was my sister and no one else.. :(

I pray for all those affected by these blasts. And I really wish there was something I could do to erase such dastardly acts .

17 comments:

J said...

hhmmm there is a God. And quite some thought provoking questions there.

Take care.

Enigma said...

There cerianly is GOD anf from my experiance he does work in mysterious ways....
After hearing the news abt this yesterday, I too felt bad for the peopel, but didnt dwell on it much as no one i knew were involved....but later i too thought how selfish of me and how i would hav been frantic if anyone i knew was involved etc etc....

brocasarea said...

god did really protect her!!...similar thing had happened to my father during 1080s emergency in Delhi...!:)

Preethi said...

Thank God your sister is safe!! but you are right.. I do that too.. find out if my dear ones are ok and heave that sigh of relief not realizing for that moment all of those that are not ok!! Come read my blog.. I wrote a piece on terror!

ceedy said...

Glad to hear the news...yes tough questions there....

zombey_-/\-_ said...

hey...nyc post :)

Ankur said...

i think we make the mistake of not thinking abt it till the time we become a part of it!!!

but alls' well that ends' well!!
as she is safe, we can thank to the god!! :)

Cheers!!

Rambler said...

probably this was what was there on my mind for last few days, the idea of resting my hopes on an unkown when you I know there is hardly anything I can do..you may call it divine, or may be a not so divine super power.

and it really sucks to hear week after week so many people dying just because of few selfish guys around the world

Sumana said...

It becomes obvious to think about ourselves first and then the rest of the world in situations like these. Glad your sister is safe. Definitely a miracle and you are right a hand is above you at all times.

--xh-- said...

gal to hear that all are fine... the upper hand works mysteriously.
the bomb blasts where inhuman, and what more shocking is, it is people inside India who is doing this...

I dunno how people can turn this blind and crate so much damage to lives of innocent human beings...

Joy said...

Good to know your sis is safe. I have family and friends there and I know what you would have gone through. You are not selfish. It is hard to feel the same for everyone the way you feel for your dear ones. Unless we act on something, just worrying is not going to take us through.

Veens said...

The first thing we did , was to call up all our friends in Delhi. Were very-very tensed about it all.

Can't tell you how it feels to sit here and wish that all of your kin are safe and feel helpless about the whole situation.

Helplessness is the worst feeling I guess

Veens said...

I am so sorry, I am glad your sis is fine and unhurt.

Yes we r selfish. very much selfish

rayshma said...

thank god ur sister's safe. these moments are so scary for everyone else as well, hai na?
diff questions there, prats... i don't know the answers to them...

Suma said...

thank god your sis is ok...that was too close for comfort...and its times like these that you believe in GOd all te more...

no you are not selfish...

Gazal said...

yes there is divine intervention here.

sad though that innocent lives have to pay for some peoples extremists ideas!!!

Pavi!!!! said...

ya..its only when one-self or sum1 close to us is in that situation..that we realize how big n bad n ugly it could be...its just human...

n ya..im sure therz some supreme power taking care of all of us..n we call him God!