We dislike the word “LOSS” but without LOSS there is no meaning!
At High school, I lost my primary school friends…
At College, I lost my school friends…
At University, I lost my college friends…
At my First workplace, I lost my university friends…
At my Second workplace, I lost my first workplace friends…
When “LOSS” becomes the story of every dusk, the journey of life goes jammed. Life seems burdensome and death seems the best place to bask.
Is this life all about How can I replace my loss? Why this is supposed to be my story? Is it my life or just a matter of game?
In my early 20s, my life was juggled with these questions. I was unable to understand the loss and anguish I was going through and it was almost impossible for me to find the right person to explain me the “WHYs’ in my life”.
One of my favorite cover page picture of a book talks about a Sculptor who finds a stone on the roadside and brings it to his workshop, cleans it and chisels it every day. Finally, the stone gets a beautiful image which entices people for big a deal.
Undoubtedly, this is the replica of the big picture of our life, where lose is the revealer.
Loss reveals the PURPOSE:
The Final place is always a mystery, a darkness and full of uncertainties and while going through that painful chiseling every day, the stone losses it’s early shape. Yet, in reality, it is only that loss that reveals the final purpose of its existence.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Loss reveals the PRESENCE of God:
After losing something that was precious for us, the unexplainable inner questions galore us. Though we can’t ask help outside of us but we really need the help outside of us and that’s the point we question “WHY GOD?” Primarily, it seems just a question but in reality, it’s our soulful prayer to God, which reveals us the Presence of God to do the work of explaining and mending.
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
Loss reveals us our HOPE:
The Loss of life brings us to a new plateau with brokenness, limitations, fear and weak in every sense and thus life seems uncertain – unknown – unacceptable – unreliable and above all uncomfortable. Whereas, in reality, the old does not exist anymore but in the new finitude there is hope as God being the sculptor of our life has started his work in us.
This means that anyone who belongs to God has become a new person.
The old life is gone; a new life has begun!
I was lost in the darkness without a guiding light,
All I had seen hopelessness and my failing plight.
Yet in the midst of that darkness, there was a tender voice,
Quietly urging me, to make the right choice.
As I believed that serene voice and choose to hold His hand,
The fearsome boisterous waves of my life calmed.
Now, all that I see an unstoppable instructing voice behind,
Telling me to enjoy His navigation to my shore afar destined!
God be with you!