Chat between God & Jesus
By Julia Fernandes
July 4, 2011
"Have you seen my Son anywhere?" asked an extremely sweet voice breaking the serene silence in Heaven. It was the voice of God -- filled with unusual sweetness and gentleness, incomparable to anything that could be found on earth. "Yes, we have seen Jesus sitting alone in the garden," the angels said in unison.
Turning towards the garden God proceeded to find His loving Son. At the far end of the pristine and unimaginable beautiful garden, God spotted Jesus sitting all alone -- motionless -- as if in deep contemplation. He slowly walked up to Jesus and sat besides him. "What happened my Son? Why are you sitting here all alone?" God gently questioned Jesus wrapping His arms around him. Jesus turned to his Father and revealed his pain-filled eyes. In a low and soft tone he asked, "Dad, why is there so much of coldness in the hearts of people on earth? Why is there no love in their hearts?"
God remained silent. Jesus continued, "When you brought me into this world, most found it hard to believe that I was your Son and that you sent me on earth. They refused to believe that I was their Saviour." A tear rolled down the holy face of Jesus as he looked to his Father. "Yet, I loved and forgave them with all my heart. And for the love that I gave them I was made to suffer, put to shame and finally nailed to the cross," Jesus said opening his outstretched palms to his Father that still had the nail imprints on them.
God lovingly took the hands of Jesus in His hand. In a choked tone Jesus went on, "Dad, it was very painful on the cross. Very painful. But, today when I see the fragmentation and division of my people, my heart pains even more. When I see people busy arguing about the Word, doctrines, scriptures, proving each other right and wrong, it hurts me so much more than the physical pain that I endured on earth. When I see nations fighting against one another, people shedding one another’s blood, it hurts me a lot."
Jesus continued, "Dad, you gave them the 10 commandments but I just gave them one commandment -- love one another as I have loved you. It was the simplest and easiest commandment to follow, yet I see so much of hatred for one another. Where is the love, Dad? Is it so difficult to simply love one another?"
God who was until now silently hearing everything finally spoke up. He said, "I know Son how you feel. Man’s heart has, indeed, grown cold seeking everything else other than the one thing that can truly give them peace and happiness. They are so busy in their earthly pursuits that they forget Me. They forget that there is their loving Father up here loving and watching over them every minute."
God whispered gently, “I can soften their hardened hearts. But I do not want to do it. Love works best when it is felt and given willingly from the deep recesses of their heart. I sent you into the world to show them how to love. Sadly, they have not learnt much. Man has mastered everything except one thing -- the ability to love one another."
Both got up and arm-in-arm gradually walked towards the edge of Heaven from where they looked down anxiously on the blue revolving planet that was suspended in empty space. Both were pondering over the lack of love among the people on earth -- one was a Father who created the world and the other was a Son who died for the world!