Phone call from God
Life is short. We must find a way to return to God. When we die, and our bodies are put in the grave, all of our friends and family will soon forget us. All of the problems that we faced in life will come to a sudden end. Even if we live to be 100 years old, we will surly be in the grave more than 100 years. If you visit the cemetery you can see tombstones from people that died in the 1800’s. Does anybody remember them? Do we know how they lived their lives? All we see is the year of birth and the year of death, and maybe a couple of sentences about them. Is that all that a person’s life amounts to? A couple of sentences on a stone tablet that birds defecate on?????
We need to wake up to the reality of life and the spiritual calling. When God calls your heart, you cannot ignore or reject the call. With the cell phone and caller ID we can see who is calling and quickly decide to accept or reject the call. With God it is not like that. When She calls you, you may put the call on hold but one day, you are going to have to answer Her call. Sometimes the phone call from God is from a private number and we cannot see the name of the caller. This type of call may come in the form of a sickness, financial difficulty, family problems, or the general trials of life. When God calls often times it looks like a tornado has come into our lives to destroy everything. In the Holy Quran God said, “when kings enter into a town they ruin it.”
During the trials of life we must still the mind and learn to detect the voice of God in the midst of the storm. When God calls, do not reject His call….
taken from my book Branches of Wisdom available at http://www.786sufiwisdom.com