Issue 78 / November - December 2010
Mystified, like those who search for the truth, a five-year old girl asks her mother to tell her honestly whether or not one can see God? ‚ÄúCan you see God, Mama?‚ÄĚ she insisted with childlike enthusiasm.
‚ÄúNo, my dear, I cannot see God. No one can see Him,‚ÄĚ was her mother's reply.
Unsatisfied with this answer, the girl then approached her father for confirmation. ‚ÄúCan you give me a photo of God, papa?‚ÄĚ she asked, waiting to see her father laugh at her innocence.
‚ÄúWhy do you need one, my dear?‚ÄĚ her father inquired; she then asked her next question. ‚ÄúCan you see Him, Papa?
‚ÄúNo, my child, we cannot see Him. We just know that He's kind and Merciful.‚ÄĚ
The girl now looked for her grandfather, who had once told her ‚ÄúGod is the Most Beautiful.‚ÄĚ Her Grandpa always had comforting answers for her strange and wonderful questions. ‚ÄúGrandpa, will you tell me the truth about something?‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúI will never tell you a lie, my child.‚ÄĚ Her grandfather‚Äôs words reassured her that she could always trust him. ‚ÄúCan you see God, Grandpa? Mama and Papa cannot see Him.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúI see nothing but God, my child,‚ÄĚ her grandfather answered with a sincere smile on his serene face.
Pervisha Khan is a student of B.s Hons. Mass Communication at Lahore College for Women University , Pakistan.