I hear muffled sounds of a cry nearby, abruptly I awake to see a silhouette in the corner of the room, the lights are out, it’s pitch black, I try squinting, nothing, but the cries continue to ring across the room like a doorbell, surely I’m still dreaming so I pinch myself to wake up….OUCH!!
The figure is still there, crying, saying something I can’t quite make out.
“Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil…”, I continue to recite this Psalm with fear and trembling.
O Lord, the shadow is moving towards me and I feel my heart pound like Rihanna’s fifth studio album.
I squeeze my eyes shut and hold my breath and grind my teeth in anticipation, suddenly my bed acknowledges the added weight on it by creaking.
My heart!! I can’t…body goes numb, waiting for the end to come but somewhere In between the now intense sobs, I hear the words “Next time don’t feel anything, don’t let your emotions show”, curiosity gets the better of fear and I take a peep at the figure sitting on my bed with its face between the knees.
A damsel in distress.
Call her Blessing.
She is a wallflower, put in solitary confinement for false accusations.
There’s no place like home, but to her no place felt like home.
Daddy says “You used to be a happy person, very lively, what’s changed?”
She had no bond with anyone at home except her brother, Love.
Love was easy to relate to, patient and kind, so she would confide in him and he would listen.
She needs someone.
Her parents have been real busy trying to make it so she lacks nothing in life so there’s no real bond between her folks and her.
Then she found the way.
What a friend she had in Jesus!!!
Grew more beautiful in each day with Him.
They would talk and take long walks from Eden through to Everest.
Her life is at the apex.
She does not want, for He is her chauffeur, does not lack, for He is her provider and she fears not, for He is her strength.
Their love grew more blissful each day, He proposed and she accepted.
Gave birth to a whole lot of souls during their honeymoon in the lovely picturesque fishing village of Nineveh.
Somewhere along the line she was robbed by the thief.
He came to kill and destroy her home, but Jesus sacrificed himself for her in the process.
She doesn’t know He is with her…for her tears have blinded her sight so she packed up her things and set off.
Wandering the world on her own.