My uncle has been here in Dubai for about 2 months on a visit visa, looking for a job. So of course, I have been praying to Krishna for him. Last weekend, while praying, I got the feeling that he would get the job on the following Sunday. Sunday came and went but he was still unemployed. I thought maybe I had been mistaken. Maybe Krishna didn’t really promise me he would get a job on Sunday, but it was merely my own hopes projected onto Krishna.
That same week, on Wednesday morning, an aunt called up my uncle and told him she had seen a job vacancy online, at Emirates. I had been checking the website for quite some time now for jobs for myself and my uncle, but no luck. So I was really excited at the prospect of there being a vacancy suitable for my uncle. My aunt gave us the link address and to our dismay, it was not a job vacancy but an ad posted by someone who was seeking a job in Emirates.
Just then, I figured Krishna was playing a prank on us. Don’t ask me how or why I thought so, I just did. And then with full confidence, I thought that Krishna was playing a prank on us, and surely today He will give my uncle a job.
A few hours later, when I was in my room, my grandmother came and told me that my uncle got a job! Immediately I expressed that I knew he would get a job that very day. In my heart I thanked Krishna and I told my grandmother about how I thought Krishna was playing a prank on us and that I had a feeling He would get my uncle a job that day. All glories to Krishna! He’s so merciful 🙂
Krishna really enjoys joking with us and making us laugh. Sometimes when things go wrong, I can just imagine Krishna laughing and giggling because He was playing jokes on me. Even my devotee friend feels the same way sometimes. And all the anger we may have felt just dissipates in a split second. This loving exchange between Krishna and His devotees is just so special! The way to create this relationship is by desiring it, and by practicing devotional service. Krishna says in the Bhagavad Gita that He reciprocates with us according to our level of surrender. So if we want Krishna to reciprocate with us some more, we need to fall deeper in love with Him. There is no question of Him taking us for a ride, the way people here in this material world do when you give them your love. He will not take advantage of our emotions and then desert us. He becomes so incredibly grateful. In the Mahabharata, Krishna says that when Draupadi was being abused and she cried out to Him, she purchased Him. The Lord just gives Himself away to someone who calls Him from within their heart. He feels indebted to such devotees and He is ever grateful. Just imagine. The Lord of this Universe feels so grateful to us, when we remember Him!
So in exchange, to make us laugh and smile, and to tease us, He likes to play pranks on us. He is known as the great Prankster. He likes to be among us and play with us, because that’s what friends do! He is our greatest friend, our best friend, and He will always be there for us, just like a true friend would.
Krishna, what would we do without You? Thank You so much for being so involved in our lives. Please don’t ever go away!