Missed me? Cos I did you…(inserts crying emoji).
I really don’t have anything in mind but I felt the need to write, so writing I am.
You know God really does care about us? I had time to think this past week on how God unashamedly chases after us, puts up different signs to help us avoid pitfalls, loves on us so hard and unhindered that we will only be lying to ourselves to not see all these in our lives.
About 2-3 weeks ago, I had the urge in my heart to start praying for the “little” things in our lives; things like the gift of a nose to breathe, eyes to see, ears to hear, legs that walk, hands that work, organs that function simultaneously… I didn’t understand why, but I prayed them anyway, well, casually so. I prayed them for my kiddos in the shower and at random times and places. But for real though, I wasn’t consistent.
Then came along Covid-19; the demon you wouldn’t even want to send to your worst enemy apart from the devil himself. I had a part to play in its visitation because God showed me different instances it could have been avoided but I acted oblivious to the signs. Anyways, it came to my home and tried destroying those things I took for granted like smelling, tasting, walking, working…you know, those little things the Holy Spirit told me to pray about some weeks ago? Yes, you’re right. When I couldn’t smell, I realised how important it was to have a nose that could smell. When I couldn’t taste, I realised how important it was to have working taste buds in my mouth. When I couldn’t stand without feeling like the ground was giving way, I realised how important it was to have legs that could actually stand properly. Oh, don’t even get me started on the internal organs, because I knew what it meant to have a stable heart, not the one that beats faster than Davido’s beat.
In that moment of weakness, I was brought low to the feet of Christ. I literally felt what the woman that wiped his feet with her tears felt. I never felt worthy to look at His face because I knew how I had ignored all the warnings He showed me. But do you know know what? When I couldn’t help it no more, when the symptoms came rushing at me with untamed forces, I cried out in tongues, I called on Him, because I knew if I didn’t, I would become a statistic. And without any hesitation, He enveloped me in His arms and loved on me. That night, I felt better! Then came the healing, slowly but consistently. While my body is still recovering, and my sense of smell and taste still far way from being fully recovered, I remember where I used to be this past week, and I give Him thanks from the bottom of my heart for the ability to smell, hear, eat, walk, work, sleep and reason, because without all of these, what is life? (Job 34:14-15).
I said I had nothing to write but I have written alot hey, lol. But before I close, permit me to leave you with theis verse: The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing (Zephaniah 3:17). However you are feeling today, open your heart to Him and let Him quiet you with His soothing love.