Everyday Krishna would go to garden to show his love to plants.. And plants would respond with same love. One day Krishna quickly ran into through garden and went to bamboo plant.
Seeing Krishna in panic bamboo plant asked, “What’s wrong Krishna?”
Krishna replied, “I have something to ask you.. It’s very difficult to ask..”
Bamboo plant replied, “What is it Krishna?? Tell me what you need i will give it to you if i can.”
Krishna said, “I need your life.”
Bamboo asked, “You don’t have any other choice?? No other way??”
Krishna responded, “No other way.. I need your life and need to cut you..”
Bamboo replied, “Ok Krishna.. My life is yours..”
After bamboo gave himself up, Krishna took bamboo plant and started making holes in it. With each hole bamboo plant was crying with each carving of hole in it.
After all the cuts were made bamboo was turned into beautiful flute and now Krishna used to keep that flute with him all the time, 24 hours..
All the other plants and Gopis were jealous that Bamboo plant was so lucky who gets to be with Krishna all time and they can’t.
Once Gopis said to bamboo plant, “We all love Lord Krishna and still we get just little time to spend with him but you are with him 24hrs. Tell us your secret.. Why Krishna treasure you so much??”
Bamboo plant replied, “Secret is that i gave myself up to Krishna. He took me and did whatever was right for me and during that process i had to go through lots of pain.
Yet i surrendered completely to him and let him do whatever he want to do with me and however he wants..”
If we want to be Close to Krishna, We have to Surrender completely and just become His Instrument. Have Faith in him and Always know that He is there with You Always.