Last Saturday, my family and I went to offer our prayers at Dechenphug Lhakhang. The Lhakhang bore an unusual aura being beautifully adorned with dhars and scarves. For us, it was a normal day...even after hearing about the news on the damages brought by the torrential rain especially in the southern belt. We asked one of the monks there about the preparation. In brief, he said it was in preparation for His Royal Highness the Gyelsey's first visit to Dechenphug, which was called off as His Majesty prioritized his plans to be with the people who were effected by the monsoon plights. As we returned, we heard updates such as His Majesty traveling at 7:00 p.m. through the security tight areas no sooner than the news of the damages reached.
Later in the evening, as I checked for updates on FB, one picture stood above all. His Majesty was inspecting the flooded areas in Gelephu, knee deep in flood water. The picture vividly explained everything. It said everything about the King we are blessed with, the genuine concerns a leader has for His people, the sincerity of His thoughts and actions for His people, the best way to say "I-care-for-you", and the most appropriate way to show "I-know-how-you-feel".
No one can defy the wrath of natural calamities, for sure. But to have the Highest level Himself lending a helping hand to the people and assuring them of His care is one of a kind - one that is beyond words. Thank you, Your Majesty.
Most of us sit within the comforts of our home watching the news either on television or FB and sending silent prayers. We feel hapless, though (am sure we all want to help in some ways or the other). But seeing how His Majesty took onto Himself this responsibility to be with His people is a thought worth for all days. Your Majesty, you lead our ways.
As citizens to be blessed under such a benevolent King, it is our national duty to pray for the well-being of our King. And this article is dedicated for His Majesty's long reign, that nothing is stoppable for Your kindness and love. With deepest respects.
Needless to say, our people felt "safe with the grace of His Majesty's presence". What more should we ask?