Here I am

A dervish was tempted by the devil to cease calling upon God, on the grounds that God never answered “Here I am.” The prophet Khadir appeared to him in a vision with a message from God:

“Was it not I who summoned thee to my service? Was it not I who made thee busy with my name? Thy calling ‘God’ was my ‘Here I am.'”

Jalal-uddin Rumi

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