This morning, while jogging, my attention was drawn to this gigantic snail. However, on closer look, I realised it was one snail on top of the other. Why did one snail went on top of the other? Taking advantage? Lazy to crawl?
I continued jogging. Then the thought that, ‘hey, could it possibly be that one snail is carrying the other to cross the drain?’ I turned back and I was amazed that I was right! Look at these 2 videos:
Love exists in Snails too?
Without the bigger snail, the smaller snail would have great difficulty crossing the drain. If you notice, the smaller snail is not a baby snail but one in its adolescence. Yet the bigger snail would carry him across. In fact, towards the last part, the bigger snail himself was struggling to crawl up the pavement, probably his load was a bit too heavy for him. However, he persevered.
Look at the picture on the right, after they reached the green grass, the bigger snail tilted to the side to let the smaller snail crawl down. So he did it willingly! No taking advantage!
Look at this picture, after the smaller snail came down, he travelled far away. I am reminded, that this is love. When we love our child we carry our child when the path is difficult. When it is safe, we let them go freely and enjoy themselves.
It is God’s will that Everyone of Us is born to be loved
Isn’t it amazing that every living thing — even the snail — knows how to love their young. There is love, naturally existing in every living thing. This is evident that the world is created by a loving God, not by some big bang of carbon and rocks that evolved to know what is love, justice and moral. If you think it is difficult to believe that God exists because we cannot see or feel God, then think again, it is even more difficult to believe that there is no God and everything is just scientifically evolving from some carbon molecules.
My child, know also that this is love. When you love someone, you would want to help that person through difficult times. When it is safe, you let him has his free will. Love is not possessing that person like you own a non-living toy. Love is designed by God because God is love. God has created and designed this world such that parents give birth to children and love them. It is God’s will that everyone of us is born to be loved. This again, is evident that our Creator of the universe is not just Almighty but is also a loving Father.