Mrs Lawal came to our House one afternoon and entered my room with a big smile plastered on her face.
“How are you doing sweetheart?” She asked.
“Better Ma; Thanks for your Patience.” I said with a tiny smile.
“No problem Dear. I have something I want you to watch today.” She said as she brought out her system and placed it on my bed before me.
“Is it a Movie or what?” I asked.
“Yeah; it is. Just watch and i know by the time you are done you will have Questions.” She said with a smile.
“Okay Ma.” I replied as I settled to watch the movie titled “Broken yet loved.”
As I started watching, she sat on my bed too and watched it with me.
The movie was a Christian one about a girl named Lara. She had been raped by Armed Robbers who invaded their home; she kept the fact that she was raped that night away from her Guardians whom she was living with.
They however discovered she was Pregnant and in a bid to find out who owned the pregnancy by maltreating and punishing, she lost the Baby.
She was so traumatized that she planned to commit suicide. It was when she went to purchase what she planned to use that she met someone who spoke to her about Christ’s Love for her and she gave her Life to Christ.
Her Life got better after that and she later explained to her guardians about how the pregnancy came to be.
The movie ended with her getting married and having a happy Family.
By the Time we finished the movie, I was weeping as i reflected on my life.
Lara’s story was not her fault but mine was totally my fault.
I was born in a Christian Family but i didn’t live a Godly life.
As the Credits Rolled, I looked up to Mrs Lawal to see a tear escape her eyes.
She helped me sit up and said “You need Christ at this point of your life. Only he can make you the best of yourself. I can only do a little but he will heal you totally.”
I looked at her with tears and asked “How sure are you? This is only a movie.”
“A movie you said! How about you check the credits and check who wrote the story?” She said with a little smile .
I gaped at her as understanding dawned on me.
“You wrote it?” I asked surprised.
“Yes, I did. And that was my Past you just watched.” She replied solemnly.
“Do Mum and Dad know?” I asked.
“Yes, and that was why they told me to be of help.” She answered.
Mrs. Lawal was the last person I could imagine that this happened to. She was happily married and so comfortable.
“So Christ made you this better?” I asked her, now on the verge of tears again.
“Yes, and he can make your life much more beautiful. Are you ready to go to the cross?” She said.
“Yes.” I replied.
“Say this prayer after me:
Thank you Jesus because you love me. I’m grateful Lord because you have my best interest in heart. I am grateful Lord because you have not given up on me. I come in response to your call. I say I’m sorry Lord for all my sins and faults. Have mercy on me Lord and forgive me all my sins. Purge me Lord with your precious blood and help me to live my life as a new creature. Give me the grace to go and sin no more. Heal my wounds Lord and help me to live in your strength. For I have prayed in Jesus name. (Amen.)
As soon as I said that prayer with all my heart; the joy that filled my heart knew no bounds. I had this peace i had never experienced before.
That night, i slept peacefully with no nightmares.
Christ indeed changed my life; gave me joy for my tears; gave me beauty for ashes; gave me the hope to live and face my future.
Even though i was broken and shattered, he still loved me in return.
My relationship with my Parents and Siblings got all better.
Our Home received Life and Joy again.
Months Later, Preparations were made for me to travel to The States to study so as to make me feel more comfortable.
As i left the Airport to Georgia in the South Eastern Region of the United States, I heaved a sigh of relief as I said a big thanks to Christ: My Hope of Glory; The one who gave a Joy beyond my pain.
Thank you for following me through the lines of this Story.
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