By Sri Madhusudan Sai
We were delayed as we reached the home of the host in Australia. The devotees waited for more than two hours to meet Swami. The hands of the clock were just a bit shy of the midnight hour as Swami entered the most beautiful home of the host, nestled on top of a hill in the sylvan setting of Murwillumbah an aboriginal hilly town in Queensland state.
“Oh! You haven’t slept still?”, asked Swami playfully as He saw so many devotees singing a welcome song to Him at that late hour.
“No Swami, we are not sleepy, we were waiting for you”, replied someone smilingly.
“Oh! Am I very late?”, Swami asked almost apologetically. “No, Swami?”, someone replied. “Am I early?”, asked Swami again.
“No, Swami!”, said someone else. “Ah! God is never early nor late, He comes at the right time to everyone. Even if you want Him to come early, He won’t. And if you wish that He comes late, that won’t happen either.
God comes at His time to each, which is the right time”, said Swami.
What seemed like a sweet little conversation, turned out to be most poignant exposition on the ways of God, especially about when does He choose to come to a yearning soul is always the perfect time, God’s time!