i just finished watching “hachi”. and as expected, i ended up in tears. there is something about man-and-dog movie that just unleashes all the emotional sensitivity within me.
one thing that hit me hard is about unconditional loyalty. the movie depicts the faithfulness of an akita dog. even after its master died, it sat there waiting at the same spot in front of the train station for a decade. 10 years of waiting! it required true love, unwavered loyalty, devoted attention and stubborn determination. perhaps dogs are created that way. i’m not sure if human can do that. there might be some…but very rare.
but it just got me to thinking of God’s love too. it might be a bit awkward to compare a dog to God.but in the aspect of love and loyalty…there is this similarity. God faithfully waits for His beloved…no matter how long it may take.
when i watched the movie, hachi kept waiting and waiting for 10 years even though his master didn’t show up. i wondered why. if it were me, i would have given up right after i knew that he would never come back…probably after the 1st week of waiting. i still don’t understand why. i thought it might be because he was created that way…but…there’s gotta be a reason for someone to be waiting for something. for hachi’s case, it seemed like a vanity. nothing came out of the waiting. his master never came back for him. he died in the end.
and God…well, He has been waiting for forever. a little difference is that He knows the end. i think if i were to know the end, i wouldn’t be agitated with waiting that much.
i just don’t know the answer to the questions above. i don’t understand. but i do know that i want to have this loyalty…this fierce love…this endless devotion to my Creator and to the loved ones around me. i’d like to be a true friend indeed in the time of need. i want to be a woman who is patient and kind while weathering through life.
surely, there’ll be one day when all the waiting ends and all the tears are wiped away from our eyes.