A lot of people have a wrong notion of love. February 14 is tagged as a day for expressing love. This story is about someone that was found by love on this day. People exchange chocolates and cards but she found a love that would last a lifetime.
‘Meda, a young lady in her late teens, was with friends. “Last month, my Dad took my family to a place. I can’t remember the name of the place. It was a restaurant near my uncle’s place. We went there after a family member’s engagement ceremony. Dad had promised to take us there when we spotted the place a day before. We ate Chinese food and drank green tea. There was also a small shop there where bags and shoes were sold. The shoes were sent in from London and the bags from France. “
Truth is ‘Meda had been at home that month and she hadn’t gone past the central market. Later that night, before bed she whispered “Dear Lord, forgive me. I shouldn’t have lied. I want to go to heaven.’ She knew God. He was a personality who lived in the skies.
On February 13, 2004, ‘Meda went for the interview for prospective choristers in church. When it was her turn, she took her seat. The first question was “Are you born again?” She answered in the affirmative. “When did you become born again?’
“When I was in the children church and when I was in the youth church.” She replied
This response didn’t sit well with the leader who was asking her questions. He explained that there must be a definite encounter. You must be sure of when this happened. ‘Meda left the church with a heavy load on her heart. How come she had never had such a definite experience? Had she been so blinded by morals that she couldn’t see her fallen state?
Looking back, it was so true. She hadn’t had that life changing experience. She didn’t even know God. He was so vague. She heard about Him every Sunday but she blatantly disregarded Him during the week. She knew He came to die, but that price didn’t actually seem so expensive. She was afraid of the Rapture. She lied so conveniently. She insulted people so confidently. She struggled with so many thoughts that night. Was she born again?
Disturbed into the early hours of Feb. 14, she was broken. She needed this savior. She craved for this love. How could she have been so comfortable with the way her life was. She knelt down and asked the Lord into her heart. She asked Him to forgive her of the way she had been living. How could she have disregarded such great a price. She tarried on her knees, basking in the wonder of His presence. An indescribable peace filled her heart along with a joy that was boundless. Wow! So this was it. This is how it feels to know Him. Love had found her at last.
The God who lived in the skies now lived in her heart. He was a friend, a companion, in every sense of the word That experience was the dawn of a new life for ‘Meda.
Some searched for love on that day, but she experienced love that would last longer than her lifetime. You can have the experience too.