Saturday, June 6, 2009

Writing is a balm

To be able to write is an act of mercy God bestows on us. For some days now i have been able to write...grace was overflowing. And grace often took the form of special people and tiny inspirations. One day it was an SMS on my mobile early in the morning. Another day it was a good laugh with a friend over the phone. Still another day it was a sad moment. Tonight it was a late night realisation that life is a gift...that beckons me at this odd hour to write.
(I can never claim to be a good writer. For that matter not even a thinker.But i wish to believe that some good can come out of me as well. After all God did create me.And for some crazy reason i have chosen this path of writing.)
The gift of life, always leads us into varied experiences. Tonight I experience excruciating pain in my soul.But for some unknown reason, the pain is accompanied by a balm. The balm being: By making a choice, i just might have let the bird free...., I might have just saved a life...I just might have returned to someone what was never mine.
And being able to write about it is like a balm that soothes my insides. Therefore tonight i have decided to smile at my pain and accept it. There is no conflict here. Just sheer joy of writing about my excruciating pain.
While Christ experienced pain knowing he was to die this terrible death, the conviction that His death can save mankind must've floated like fragrance among the rocks of Gathesmane.

6 comments:

deeps said...

thats a very humble aknowledgement though the underlining factor remains highlighted and visible to everyone that you are a good writer …

i hope n pray that the same love that saved human kind from pain with the passion of Christ may keep you strong whatever you are going thorough

Shalini George said...

Thankyou Deepu,

That was very encouraging indeed.
Yeah! pain is an inevitable part of life. But the good part is, it can disappear with just a change in perception. But to do that is an act of will.On second thoughts not an act of will, but a a surge of grace...
Thankyou buddy. Do visit again.

neeraj_only said...

Me here after long time :)

everyone is unique/special...so is their writing style...enough reason to smile and write ( if we have time...everyone has... don't we? )

keep smiling and writing :)

Shalini George said...

Thankyou Neeraj,
You are so kind.

deeps said...

hopefully that change of perception has done magic on you and changed it all around ...

niways... there nothing wrong in putting up a smile ..

s said...

Thts a beautiful thot & a precious gift to be able to know God's grace in our life....Even in pain He is besides us showing us there is a reason for this season of our life & there is ultimately joy in the midst of it when our little hearts understand tht & know we are not alone in it.
Thanks Shalini.Thts a beautiful start for my day!May the Lord bless the works of your hands!