That 'Accidental' Discovery
Posted by MERYEM CHIN
In my recent conversation with Dad 2 weeks ago, I made up my own analogy of faith as a boot to explain what I want from it:
For me, the boot is the foundation of my faith. After wearing the boot, I still have to WALK to discover and grow with this boot of foundation. An oversized boot can’t even allow me to walk. When my faith is well founded with a good boot size, only then can I get up and start walking. And I need all the above, plus understanding of the ‘trival technicalities’, in order for me get up and go.
Today I chanced across this quote among the words of a 250-page document, after reading it for a second time, and while half-asleep:
"Have you not considered how Allah presents an example, [making] a good word like a good tree, whose root is firmly fixed and its branches [high] in the sky? It produces its fruit all the time, by permission of its Lord. And Allah presents examples for the people that perhaps they will be reminded. And the example of a bad word is like a bad tree, uprooted from the surface of the earth, not having any stability. Allah keeps firm those who believe, with the firm word, in worldly life and in the Hereafter. And Allah sends astray the wrongdoers. And Allah does what He wills." -- 14: 24-27
It's amazing, to find this analogy as an answer to respond to my own belief- analogy by accident (but nothing is an accident!). Boot, tree, different analogies, same meaning- that only with a good, strong foundation, we are then able to achieve the path to glorify and worship God. And the things that I simply cannot bring myself to believe from the weak ground that can never reach far.