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!