Jai Shri Krishna..
Last night (19/06/2011) between 6-7pm, I lit a diya for the Lords and pray. It's winter here in South Africa and the temp. was around 8 C°(DEGREE CELSIUS) for some in colder countries, this might be considered nice and warm! Here in South Africa it's chilly. I have nice little warm blankets which I use to keep the Lords nice and cosy.
Being always aware of my position in regards to the Lords, I'm always thinking.. who am I to keep the Lord Himself warm and comfortable? In this way I think myself to be silly to do all these little "insignificant" things as putting on the blankets for my deities. Thus at times I forget to put it on. This was the case after I lit the Diya. I had the projector on for the children who were watching animated movies. My brother and wife was also sitting next to the children.
We all felt chilly and I started to wonder why it had become so chilly so suddenly. I though that I should go to the alter when seeing the Lords, I remembered that I had forgotten to cover the Lords in blankets. I did that promptly and went to sit next to the rest of the family. Suddenly it started to become warm, every body exclaimed that it's become warm and we do not need the blankets. They were wondering what had brought about the sudden change in the temperature. I told them that I had forgotten to cover the Lords with the blankets. We were all humbled and surprised that the Lords had reminded us of his presence and our needs towards His service.
So from now on, this inconsiderate devotee will try to become a considerate and a better devotee..