I was thinking about getting a tattoo for months. I have been searching for the designs, pondering over the thought of showing it off, wondering how horrible will be my mom’s reaction (of course!!! She is gonna disapprove of it) … Finally, I decided to get it the next weekend.As usual,in the morning, I opened the Bible and started reading a random chapter. It read “Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the LORD” (Leviticus 19:28).My dream of getting a tattoo ended there. I was scared, really. I still do not know why I decided to read the Old Testament that day, instead of the New Testament which I read often.
Sometimes, I feel the Bible talks to me … In the deepest of my miseries, in my setbacks, when I keep forgetting to pray, when my pride blinds me, the Holy Book is there to help me keep my leg firm on the ground. Once the Bible prepared me for the inevitable…One morning, I read a Bible verse about death. I forgot the versus now. But, as soon as I read it, I was so scared and had a bad feeling that something bad was about to happen. I promised myself to drive back home more carefully in the freeway traffic. After two hours, my phone rang and Chuks told me that my grand mother had died.
When I am down, I sometimes get versus about belief. The Bible has been asking me to be firm in my belief and assured me that I will be given what I have been asking for. But, it never said when and where. I was granted everything I really asked for. But, not when I wanted. Swami Vivekananda: “God gave me nothing I wanted; But, he gave me everything I needed”. I was granted what I have been asking for when I was so tired of begging for it and I did not have the strength anymore to pray for that.
Why I am saying all this? I do not know…I just thought that I will tell you, God talks to you in mysterious ways…It may be through some people, may be just a thought…But, He guides you…