Tuesday, 2 February 2010
Consider the Flowers...
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
Does Allah (s.w.t.) Care? How many times have we thought it was all a lie, a sham, a cruel joke? How many times have we been down, fallen, kicked? Has anyone ever thought that we had prayed and supplicated and asked to no avail? Perhaps we should consider this.
There are species of orchids that look like bees, flies and spiders. Biologists have discovered that the markings are more than just beautiful, they are practical as well. Bees and other insects which need the nectar of the flower for food, use the colors as a type of road map to the nectar inside. The more hidden the nectar by the design of the flower the more colourful the blossom. When we think about that for a moment, Allah (s.w.t.) Put markings on flowers like an arrow at the McDonalds drive through. How much care went into the design of a flower just so tiny insects could have sustenance?
Now, if Allah (s.w.t.) has Taken that much Care to Provide Guidance and Provision for the very least of His Creation, how much more will He Provide the same for His children? Of course, like the insect sometimes, we have to look for the colours and follow them to their source. God does not always drop the provision into our laps, but He always Gives us directions to find what we need.
So, today, if we catch ourselves wondering if Allah (s.w.t.) really Cares about our needs, we consider the flowers. He Took Cares of the tiniest insects, why should He not Take Care of us?
Allah has Bestowed His Gifts of sustenance more freely on some of you than on others; those more Favoured are not going to throw back their gifts to those whom their right hands possess, so as to be equal in that respect. Will they then deny the Favours of Allah? (Surah an-Nahl:71)