A Moment for Reflection

  • Issue 78 / November - December 2010



    A Wonder

    Pervisha Khan

    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? “Can you see God, Mama?” she insisted with childlike enthusiasm.

    “No, my dear, I cannot see God. No one can see Him,” was her mother's reply.
    Unsatisfied with this answer, the girl then approached her father for confirmation. “Can you give me a photo of God, papa?” she asked, waiting to see her father laugh at her innocence.

    “Why do you need one, my dear?” her father inquired; she then asked her next question. “Can you see Him, Papa?

    “No, my child, we cannot see Him. We just know that He's kind and Merciful.”
    The girl now looked for her grandfather, who had once told her “God is the Most Beautiful.” Her Grandpa always had comforting answers for her strange and wonderful questions. “Grandpa, will you tell me the truth about something?”

    “I will never tell you a lie, my child.” Her grandfather’s words reassured her that she could always trust him. “Can you see God, Grandpa? Mama and Papa cannot see Him.”

    “I see nothing but God, my child,” 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.


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