The Star in Your Scar

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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.

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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.

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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!

 

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JOE AND JOYCE

1If there is something excitingly outstanding about Joe, it is the fact that his handwriting gets better with his 2D writing book.  This was always at the amazement of Joyce, his cute, young friend and class seatmate. Joyce could measure up with Joe in every aspect but not in handwriting. It seems this was her Achilles’ heel. This left her with the challenge of how to get better in this aspect.

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Somehow, she has this ego of not asking from Joe. Thinking it will erode her sense of brilliancy which will make Joe feel more important. And since she was not ready to make him feel important, she never stopped being woeful in her writing. Often times, he received commendations for a legible handwriting, making her so sad about herself.  Joe noticed this but didn’t want to be too forward in order to avoid any insult. He is a very humble-hearted person. The ego of Joyce would not, however, make her see this.

They were both playing together during the break on this day and Joe felt it could be a good ground to engage her, perhaps if he could be of help. Joyce, I know you are not always happy with your scores and performances in handwriting but I am sure you can get better. He said. As though you had knew what I wanted to ask you before now. Don’t be a witch, Joe. I am not, as he replied with a smile.

So, how can I get better? She asked with a humble mien. Can I ask you a question, Joyce? He obliged. Why not? How have you been going about your handwriting assignments before hand? Oh! Have been doing it myself, she replied. And that is where the problem lies. You mean you don’t do yours yourself? Joyce asked with a bewildered voice. I don’t!  Then, how do you go about it? She asked. I gave my hand to my Dad and he helped me on how to write each letter systematically.

No wonder you have been getting better marks than I do. Yes! You are right Joyce.

Joe, can you please help tell your Dad that I want to get better in my writing also? She beckoned. Joyce, the issue is not about getting better in your handwriting but the challenge is to know whether you are ready to give your hand to my Dad. Yes, I will. Since the day Joyce made that decision, her handwriting greatly improved. And again she realised how her pride has been so detrimental to her performance.

Friend, you may be Joyce but Joe’s Dad is God. Come off of your supposed high places and humble yourself under his mighty hands so that he can lift you up. Don’t forget that humble the proud and exalt the humble in heart. And over time, you have been pursuing things and trying to get better outside God.

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Thinking your knowledge is enough to carry you through. But in all, you have been failing and meeting with disappointment. Won’t you give your hands to God to help you write better?

Yes! You have spent your life in sin, causing a lot of damages to yourself but God is ready to wash you white as snow with His blood and he will put you on the right track, only if you will give your hand to him.

“Lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and He will make your ways prosperous”.