I have this childhood story that i want to share with all u readers..
Maybe u have heard of it, but still it brings me unexplained feelings of hopes whenever i remembered this one particular story…
One beautiful morning, a gardener is doing his work of mending, tending of his beautiful garden with lots of beautiful flowers, havens to the butterflies and bees. While he was working, he noticed that there is one cocoon on a leaf is shaking and he can see cracks on the cocoon surface. “Oh, the caterpillar is turning into a beautiful butterfly!” so he stood there watching one of the miracles of Allah unfold itself.
As he watches the young butterfly emerge slowly from its sleeping place, slowly, he can see clearly its head.. And a quarter of its upper body… Slowly, and with lots of difficulties, he watched admiringly for the butterfly’s determination.
After a while, it seems like the butterfly stop struggling in its effort to gain its freedom, to be able to fly after sleeping for so long.. The gardener waited and waited, but to no avail, it seems like the butterfly has given up. Now the gardener become worried, so he was thinking, ‘ i can cut open the cocoon to release the butterfly, it will cause it no harm, ill be gentle.’ seem pleased of being able to come up with a solution to help the butterfly, he started cutting up the cocoon.
‘There u go, u are free to fly now’ he held the butterfly on the palm of his hand. but the butterfly couldnt spread its wings open. It seems like the wings was crippled.
So u see, even though the gardener were just trying to help, but his actions cause the butterfly to become crippled through out his life, he wont be able to fly… It is because, by struggling to emerge from its cocoon, the blood will be pushed to the wings to enable it to fly.. Yup thats scientific finding..
By struggling through the obstacles, Allah prepared the butterfly to become stronger, that is just the same in our very own life. Have u ever questioned Allah, why is it that i am the one been put to go through this unfair life? Hum i used to questioned that too..
But believe me, everything happened for a reason, damn well good reasons.
And have faith that it all the hardships and obstacle that has to be endevoured will make you stronger..InsyaAllah