Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend

Image

Dear ones all of us know how exquisitely lovely, rare, expensive, sentimental and beautiful diamonds are, but when we see the actual rock we begin to doubt can there be any value in this stone, it looks like any other rock but beloved it is from this rock diamonds are formed, it has to go through a process and be handled by a skilful diamond cutter and then this rock shines, radiates, reflects the various lights and yes can be given to some wonderful, beautiful lucky lady who sees her worth through the stone handed to her by that special someone.There was once a humble carpenter and his wife who were living by modest means neither too rich nor too poor but had enough to feed their three children Hannah aged 8, Edmond aged 6 and little Jack aged 3. Hannah loved helping her mother who was always busy in those days beyond the imagination of man of dishwashers, vacuum cleaners, and washing machines. Women usually washed, swept and cleaned.

One day Edmond as he was playing in the fields with his friends Joshua and Jason  he suddenly saw the prettiest thing he had ever seen yes he was six but even at that age the God given attraction of beauty of a beautiful blonde girl around five years old was playing on the swing, he ran up to her to play with her but suddenly saw an entourage of big burly men and a gorgeous young woman in her mid thirties who looked very much like the girl on the swing, talking on her mobile phone, he then realised the lady was a popular actress and had come to his humble hometown in Israel to do some filming of a movie.He pulled the shirt of one of the burly men close by asking if he could play with the girl, Joshua and Jason were looking like two gold fish at with mouths open at Edmond’s courage, the pretty girl and young woman. As the body gourd gave consent Joshua went up to the girl his heart beating fast and asked her name she said Rachel, he asked her if she was Jewish she did not understand wrinkled her nose and stared laughing.

Joshua and Rachel started playing together every day for a week and even the body gourds took a liking to Joshua, as Saturday approached both Joshua and the Rachel who had a formed a beautiful platonic bond of child hood innocence knew through there young lives each had touched the other’s heart, before Rachel left Edmond gave her a heart shaped pendant that he bought with his pocket money and said Rachel one day I will come to America to see you.Rachel hugged Edmond and kissed his check even the body gourd had tears and a sense of awe at these young children who were naïve of the sexual beauty and depravity of the world, yet had so much of beauty and innocence, Jo the bodyguard knew  if they were just a few more years older they would make a gorgeous couple, the divine timings put forth by a divine omnipotent Divinity can not be explained or contradicted  due to the higher Divine powers Sovereignty.

Edmond grew up went to acting school in Jerusalem and with his dream of pursuing his heart’s desire of being an actor jetted to LA. The first few years were hard, he worked at all odd hours, from being a waiter, to being a pizza delivery boy to being a bell boy, it was in one of those jobs he was able to meet an agent and due to his dark gorgeous looks he got a leading role in a movie called Faith or Fate  in which he acts like a young Anglican Minister falling in love with an atheist college professor, as he came to the studio he met the girl playing the role of his lover she looked gorgeous, Edmond ‘s heart beat fast, his lips became dry as he took that extra sip of water, he noticed the pendant the actress was wearing he had seen it some where, some where from long ago when he was a little boy, now the actress was staring at Edmond and vice versa, he asked her, her name she said Rachel .

Edmond and Rachel got married that summer be it “ Faith or Fate” in the game of love, true union will be where two become one, some sooner others later, some go through a process while others meet and marry right away but whatever way to choose, for better for worse for richer for poorer as you put the rings in each other’s hands  the diamond is a significance of life of togetherness. Just like the making of a diamond my prayer is let that diamond shine never just be a rock let the hardships of life, love, work, money make you into that glorious diamond.

Diamonds were not born they were created

Advertisements

Om Shanthi Om

Image

Shanthi was a single mum bringing up two children Devi and Vijay, she had always believed in a God of creation, nature and beauty but after her husband left her for another woman from his office, her spirituality had waned and she stopped saying her prayers wondering if it was in her karma or fate to bring up her two children alone with no help from any where, she had not gone to university as her parents could not afford it and had got her married to the first  man who came along, so she decided to be a house maid and she was determined to give Vijay and Devi an education.Shanthi worked long and hard to provide food for her children, one day as she was going to work her slippers broke and having no money to buy a new pair she walked bare foot feeling the heat and rubble in her feet, she felt tears welling up in her eyes wondering where He was not her husband but the one she loved and believed in as a child, didn’t He care, there was no one to console her, no one to be there for her why oh why Lord she felt her heart cry

Suddenly there was a tender hand on her shoulder with twinkling eyes and a soft sweet expression on his face, he handed her a handkerchief she smiled and thanked him he was wearing a simple crisp white shirt and plain black trousers, he must have been around 40 years old.Shanthi who had been neglected, alone, and in desperation seeing the love in his beautiful brown eyes held on to his hands and wept aloud, she felt his hands on her shoulder and after she wept, He asked her, her name she said Shanthi meaning peace and out of gratitude she asked his name he said Yesudas meaning Jesus, he said talk to me do not be scared tell me why you are so upset, as she poured out her heart to Yesu, she felt a peace come over her.

He asked her where she lived and about her children Vijay and Devi, that evening she cooked rice, dhal and potato curry for her guest and the children showed Yesu their school books and drawing as it was getting late she did not want to let Yesudas go she had not felt such love and peace in such a long time, then as it neared 9.00 pm after the children went to bedYesu put his hands on her head and gave her an envelope He said one word to her Believe and just like that he vanished, as she opened that envelope there was enough for her to buy a house and live a fairly comfortable life she could not believe it she ran out to thank Him but there was no one there that evening when she went to say her prayers with incense in front of her God she was shocked yet filled with awe she saw the face of Yesudas smiling down at her from the picture.

Her children, grew up , went to university got good jobs as she was in her 80’s and sick in her bed she saw an old man coming to talk to her, she knew she had seen that face some where, some where from long long ago and then he said Shanthi time for your Shanthi come home she whispered Dear Yesu as she put both her hands in a Namaste position she whispered Thank you as she breathed her last breath and her spirit walked hand in hand with Yesu the God, Lord,  Man,  Three in one , The one she had loved all her life, till He came to take her home.  Om Shanthi Om.