Monday, November 8, 2010

Unseen Hand

My brother was traveling with his family in a car from Delhi to Suraj Khand situated in the northern part of India. It was around 8 pm as they entered a forest path surrounded by a deep valley. There were no street lights and he was blinded by the headlights of the oncoming vehicles. He swerved at a certain bend to avoid collision and his car came to a screeching halt but precariously positioned overlooking the valley.

All of them inside the car were petrified and were wondering whether to get out or not, since any slight movement would tilt the balance. My brother decided to get out , aware of the risk, since something had to be done. He managed to come out and looked around for help to shift the car. From no where a huge burly man came and pushed the car to safety and disappeared. My brother wanted to thank him and called out … but of no avail. He was gone.

Another incident ….. It was a rainy day in Mumbai and the streets were completely flooded. My young daughter was wading through the water with her school bag on her head and to her dismay found that the water level had literally reached her neck. She was in tears and was imagining the worst. She suddenly noticed that an uncle came from behind, lifted her and left her in the foot path to safety. She turned back to thank the uncle. There was no uncle. She looked everywhere but there was no trace of the good Samaritan.

What else can these be attributed to, except the unseen hand of the DIVINE.

12 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Amazing and inspiring as well as terrifying! And, yes, the Hand of the Divine can certainly be felt/seen in instances like these. I'm just so thankful your family members were protected by that Hand!! Have a lovely evening and a wonderful week!

Sylvia

Kavi said...

The unseen hand of the divine indeed !!
Well said sir !

:)

kalpana said...

Amazing examples sir, it shows that god is always near to us and cares for us..

saritha said...

God always comes to rescue us in human form....

Brian Miller said...

oh wow...these are great stories...and they give me shivers...because i believe..

Ugich Konitari said...

This is so inspiring .

My late ma-in-law always told a story about a trip to Mt Abu which they did when their children were young. They were going on small paths in the hills, and suddenly realized they were lost , literally in the dense woods. Suddenly , a dog appeared out of nowhere. It started walking in a direction, and everyone followed behind. (A domesticated animal appearing like this in the woods in the middle of nowhere about 55 years ago was amazing). The dog led them to the steps carved in the hill for devotees. When they looked around, the dog had disappeared. My ma-on-law , a devotee of Lord Dattatreya, was convinced it was a divine intervention by him. .....

jabblog said...

Quite extraordinary and simply to be accepted and not questioned. Wonderful - truly so.

Samyukta Ganesh said...

I love the title...its so apt and beautiful... beautiful write up Sir...this post must be sent to all atheists who dont believe in God and his angels...:)

Varsha said...

wow...

God is great, indeed

nsiyer said...

That was great Sylvia and thanks.

Kavi! thanks.

Kalpana, well said and I agree.

nsiyer said...

Saritha, I fully agree.

Brian, yes and they are real.


Ugich Konitari - what a wonderful narration. It was Lord Dattatreya himself.

nsiyer said...

jablog, I do see your point.

Sam - thanks . Quite a lot of them would have read this.

Varsha! Thanks for coming over.