The Star in Your Scar


It was her heavy screaming from the bedroom that disturbed the cool rest of the whole family. Tide was almost dreaming when he rushed to alarmed his Dad and Mum.

They all went straight away to her room where she was rolling on the floor. What happened? Her Mum asked with a breaking voice. But she has lost all the energy within to. As a matter of urgency, she was picked up by her Dad, straight to the hospital.

As he does, the garment on her has been soaked with pales of blood beneath. What is this Tinu?  Blood! Her mum could not hold herself again with a sobbing heart and tears rolling down her cheek saying, “Tinu ti pa mi oo” (Tinu has killed me oo.)


Both of them knew what has happened save Tide that could not totally comprehend what the whole scene meant.

She was lying on the hospital bed with total numbness. Tide sat beside her, praying in his heart for her sister’s rapid recovery. The Doctor however said that the abortion pill she used was too traumatic and her survival depends on God.

Her parent could not fathom how Tinu fell so cheap for such considering their position in the church and how they have mentored a lot of young sisters in the church on keeping themselves pure before marriage.


At a point, her Dad felt like staying away from her because of the shame she has caused the family. Almost all of the church members had knew about it and different opinions were free ranging here and there. In all of these, her Mum persuaded him not to leave her in such a depressing condition.

Tide loved her sister so much and despite his young age, he understood what it means to care and love others. He knew her sister’s action was a grave offense, but he does believe that God has forgiven her and she can be better.

Somehow, his love was greater than that of his parent who were yet to recovered from the shame brought to the family. He reassured her sister of a glorious end after she has promised him to live all of her life for Jesus.


It was this singular act of his brother that ignited the love in the heart of his parent again. Both of them now see to it that beyond the stigma, this is one of the most important moments of her life that she must be loved. To disown her could lead to another physiological imbalance that may result into suicidal attempts.

Tinu, after surviving this terrible moment of her life go on with life with the Bible passage that says, “Old things have passed away and all have become new…” This helped her to overcome the stigma.


Years later, she has become prosperous in her field of study as a medical practitioner with her ministry channeled towards young ladies.

Her profession was a platform for her to preach to young ladies that live a reckless life. Discouraging some of them that intend opting for abortion. Her life’s story was really touching to some of them and through this, they gave their lives to Christ.

She receives invitations to minister in conferences and meetings. Sharing her life’s story was no longer a stigma but what others could really learn from. As a result, lives were harvested into the kingdom.


When she looked back, she was happy how God’s love was lavished on her extravagantly and was eternally grateful to her family and most especially, Tide.

She was happily married with three children, Joe, John and Jane.


Lessons Learnt from this fiction:

👉No matter how obvious your flaws are, always know that God still loves you. You only need to repent (Have a change of mind)

👉Sometimes in life, we need family members (Just like Tide), relatives and friends who despite our mistakes can still openly throw their arms of love towards us without casting us away.

👉Your life experiences may not be smooth, but when you give it to Jesus, He fine tune it and convert your terrible pasts into an amazing testimony for the purpose of his kingdom.

👉There is a star in your scar! Only if you know it!




Here we have our Boast


The game of Shame

When his cloth was tossed

Thinking that was the end of the show.


But lo and behold

The Grave cannot keep him so low

Since he was from above.


Where is all of the Devil’s blow

That made his blood flow?

Is it not the hyssop that made man to be white as snow?


The Devil on his toe

As we appear on the show

For he is greatest dope of all the time.


Only on His name we have our boast!


When God is the Last


Peter was stirring at the only ripe orange on the tree among her siblings. And with a quest to have it, he picked up stones of different sizes but all to no avail.


Each of the stone only left a tribal mark on the orange in their respective succession. When it seems that won’t work, he picked up a long bamboo tree to plucked it down. He does this repeatedly only to miss the targets. As he engaged himself tirelessly in this adventure, his Father who was sitting on the balcony was amazed as he smiled, seeing the efforts of his boy.


When the frustration has reached the boiling point, he beckoned on his father to be of help. Dad, please, come be of help. He called frustratingly. Okay. His dad moves near still smiling.

Peter, you will do it yourself. I will only be of help. How sir? He asked. This is it, you will mount my shoulder and you will get it plucked yourself. Woah! That is great. His Dad stoop down, he climbed his shoulder, reached his hand without stress to the orange and got it plucked.


You see how easy it could be Peter? Yes, sir. But this orange is not admirable again as the former. Yes! It won’t, have you not stoned it? Dangled it with the bamboo tree while trying to do it in your own way? That is the result of all you have done. Had you called on me initially, you would have gotten it so fresh without all of these injuries.


You rely on your strength to get it done and this is all that you have left. Had I know I would have called upon you and not see you as the last resort when all have failed.

Peter, you see, that is what happened when God is the last! God is a vital necessity in life. You don’t see him as the last option when all have failed, instead you must involve him from the start.


Doing it your own way, with your own knowledge will only drain the whole of your energy and you may even end up not getting it. That is why you must depend on him. When He carries you on his shoulder, you will be able to reach your goal.


Hear what the scripture says, “Lean not on your own understanding, but in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your ways prosperous.” God must be the only best ever option and not the alternative or the last when all else failed.

I am grateful sir. Peter replied. I will always set the Lord before me and stop figuring things out of my limited knowledge so as to have the desired result. God bless you my son. His Dad replied.


The Challenge for the Day:

Will you also see God as the last resort or the very beginning and the ending? Hope it won’t be after several failed attempts that is when you will surrender the wheel to Him?

In the very way Peter’s Dad acted, our knowledge of God is to make us responsible. God will carry you, but you must do the plucking!