Today, I reflect in gratitude. God has really been faithful. Each year has been filled with lessons and testimonies of God’s unfathomable love.
I went out with a couple of family members some days ago and we were to buy tickets. When we asked for the price of tickets, the man said ‘N1500 for adults.’ So my brother said, ‘Ok. That makes N4500.’ (We were three in number). The ticket person said ‘No. N4000. It’s 1500 for adults.’ We then exchanged glances. The ticket person then pointed at me and said ‘1000 for her.’ We were speechless. This young man mistook me for a teenager! And the differences in our height wasn’t so much, so I wondered why he thought that. Later that evening we all had a good laugh but I still could not understand it all. They said I should take it as a compliment. Yeah. Whatever.
But I’m still grateful for that. In my short long life, I’ve been blessed with an awesome family and fantastic friends. I’ve grown to realize that those are invaluable. Other things are just added bonuses. So I’m grateful.
I heard a new song a couple of weeks ago titled Storyteller. God’s faithfulness in our lives is a story for us to tell to draw others to Him. His saving grace, His boundless love, everything. Every page, every chapter of our lives is part of a masterpiece that God is writing. Before I share the lyrics, here is a bit of my story.
I’m grateful that some years ago, I read a series of books by Tim Lahaye and Jerry Jenkins. The Left Behind Series. After reading, I realized I’ve been a moralist. A good girl, in a good home, behaving in a good way without a relationship with Christ. I knew the Bible but I didn’t have a relationship with the author. And there in my hostel, I asked Jesus into my life. His love shined down on me and filled my heart. It was a life changing experience and the joy of being a child of the Creator is indescribable. I’m alive today because He kept me. I’m so grateful He chose to die to ensure I live.
I can only ask that you do the same. Stop trying to fill that void with pieces that will never fit. Jesus is the only one who can make you whole.
So here are lyrics from the song. It’s titled Storyteller by Morgan Harper Nichols. She is a Jamie Grace’s sister. I wrote about Jamie Grace here- (https://praiseajewole.wordpress.com/2014/07/12/on-her-knees-little-review/)
You can listen to it on youtube- youtu.be /_ZAzvxsDOUU .
I hope these lyrics cause you to reflect on Gods faithfulness.
By Morgan Harper Nichols
On a Sunday evening
I’m looking back over all the years
and where I’ve been
Looking at old photographs,
I’m remembering you were right there and you have been ever since.
With every page that turns,
I see your faithfulness
The mountains that I climbed,
The valleys where I fell
You were there all along
That’s the story I’ll tell
You brought the pieces together
Made me this storyteller
Now I know it is well, it is well
That’s the story I’ll tell
There were some nights that felt like
They would last forever
But you kept me breathing
You were with me right there
And all that you have done for me
I could never hold it in
So here’s to me telling this story over and over again
You hold the broken
You hear my every cry, every cry
My eyes are open, I know that it is well
Through it all, remember God is faithful so all is well. Keep telling the story.
Thank you everyone for being a part of my life. It’s not a coincidence and I’m grateful to have met you!!