I just finished “The Gift” after a long reading. Congratulation to me! hehehe. It doesn’t mean that I’m a slow reader. My first impression on that book:- it might not interest me as i read Where Rainbow Ends, but I try myself to finish it. Finally, I’ve done.
Honestly, I fall in love with that book. It’s not about love, but about time. Lou Suffern, the hero of the story is always a busy man. He intends to be at two places at one time. See, how busy is he. Everything overlapped; he’s always moving, moving and moving. Due to his hectic work, he doesn’t have enough time for his family members. Everyday is about work, work and work. That’s he loves to do.
Unfortunately, he had an accident on the day of Christmas. He was on his way to home to apology all the families for what he’s done, but he didn’t. this book had a sad ending. Lou passed away after having the accident without getting a chance to come back to the family.
That’s all about the story. You can read on your own. Hehehe.
What did you get from the synopsis above? I can say that the important of time. Each second makes its mark on every person’s life, comes and then goes, but never comes back. Yesterday will never become today or tomorrow. Yesterday is yesterday. Nobody can change it. However we can manage it wisely.
Did we use our time intelligently? Did we fulfill our obligations as a caliph in this world? Did we have "sufficient" Ibadah before the death come to us? That’s only you can answer those questions. This is really make the time become very essential. Did we (especially me) realize it?
Sometimes I think, “Oh its okay, tomorrow will become my day. I can finish all things tomorrow.” tapi kalau Allah ambil nyawa masa tu jugak, there’s no tomorrow anymore.
Back to the story, only after many years Lou Suffern realizes the important of time in his life, but he failed to do that. He had left the family forever.
Allah already mentioned of time in the Quran, in Surah Al-Asr (the time through the ages) versus one until three.
“By (the token of) time (through the ages). Verily man is in loses. Except such as have faith, and do righteous deeds and join together in the mutual teaching of truth, and of patience and constancy.”
(The holy Quran, text and translation)
Dearest friends, we are disable to change time, but we can change ourselves. When our time is gone, we have nothing. Time is more precious than diamond, more precious than gold or any valuable treasurers. Time can’t be given, but it can be shared.
Let’s take the value from what was happened to Lou Suffern. We have thousands of reason why we read up on something. The same goes to authors out there. The have their mission to send to all of us. Keep reading!