Monday, September 6, 2010

The Legend of the Kolar Gold Fields

The Kolar Gold Fields (KGF) constitute the second deepest mines in the world. There are a couple of legends associated with the discovery of gold in KGF, but I would like to share the one documented in Wikipedia. It comes as folktales in the mouth of some old villages.

Hundreds of years ago when the Chera dynasty ruled the south of India, a poor Shepherd (Kuruba Gowda) was walking in this region and a very violent wind blew to raise the dust from the callous dry ground of this hilly rock region. Unable to see anything the Shepherd tumbled on a rock and when the dust settled down the Shepherd found a treasure lying in front of eyes, the treasure was huge enough to make him a king. The Kuruba Gowda then named his kingdom as Kolar.

According to this legend, it was a storm that led to the discovery of the gold mines. There are many people who can testify that after passing through a very stormy time in their life, they discovered something precious. It could be the priceless mines of the unfailing love of God. It could be the indescribable grace and faithfulness of God. It could be the simple yet profound knowledge that indeed there is God.

Some things that are most precious to us today have come to us through “storms”. Periods of trials have taken many to a life of spiritual greatness and personal revelation of who God is. Difficulties challenge our energy and our perseverance but bring the strongest qualities of the soul to life. These storms that many pass through are catalysts to our faith and holy service.

This message is specific to someone going through an unexpected, unimaginable and prolonging storm in his/her life. You have so many questions, and doubts as to who you really are as a child of God. Beloved, what lies ahead of you is more than a gold mine, though you cannot see it yet. The dust of pain and sorrow will settle to usher in rest and restoration. And when you remember this storm, you will not remember it for the pain you passed through, but for the joy it brought you for yourself and in Christ Jesus. You will also be amazed at how what almost made you give up will be an inspiration to someone else.

In that day you will proclaim, “This is my God! I trusted in Him, and He saved me! This is the Lord, in whom I trusted. Let me rejoice in the salvation He brings!” [Personalized NLT version of Isaiah 25:9]

None that wait on God shall be ashamed [Psalm 25:3].

Disclaimer: The legend has no proof; it just comes as folk tales in the mouth of some old villagers. Souce: The Legend of the Kolar Gold Fields.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow...... utterly amazing, God has surely blessed you with wisdom and im sure He's so pleased with you. kudos to you sweety, youre definetly a blessing. Have a blessed week. xxx

Jide Salu said...

These were no ordinary Lyrics. Absolutely inspiring. Thank you for posting. Takia and God Bless you...

David C Brown said...

Did the disciples get gold from the storm when they were in it with Jesus?

Thanks for an encouraging word.

bArOquE said...

WOW...thanks for the encouragement

jhazmyn said...

*Big smile*

@ David C Brown, one thing comes to mind at that question...they saw Jesus work another miracle (calming the storm), I'd take that as some form of gold :)

David C Brown said...

@jhazmyn
They gained a fresh view of the glory of Christ. I think that's the kind of thing Rita had in mind.

Bussee said...

Every one has some Kolar Gold fields around them. May God open their eyes to see it especially in their trying moments.

This is lovely. I'll certainly return time and again.

Ashley Stewart said...

Being on earth qualifies me to encounter difficult circumstances... but I have the assurance that God will deliver me out of them all.

I've been blessed and encouraged by this profound message.

Do remain blessed sis.

rethots said...

Adversities sure has a way of preparing us for the coming pleasures.....

Patrina's Pencil said...

"This message is specific to someone going through an unexpected, unimaginable and prolonging storm in his/her life. You have so many questions, and doubts as to who you really are as a child of God. Beloved, what lies ahead of you is more than a gold mine, though you cannot see it yet. The dust of pain and sorrow will settle to usher in rest and restoration. And when you remember this storm, you will not remember it for the pain you passed through, but for the joy it brought you for yourself and in Christ Jesus. You will also be amazed at how what almost made you give up will be an inspiration to someone else."

THANK YOU, RITA! THIS MESSAGE WAS FOR ME :) I receive your encouraging word. I pray that this season I find myself in - will prove to be an inspiration to someone else. You are certainly my inspiration!

By the way - I figured out the reason why I couldn't comment before - I have to enlarge my screen so much to read - it made the comment post link disappear :)

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