She was scared and shy to tell her story

She was scared and shy to tell her story

How could I ever forget the young woman. She was scared and shy to tell her story, but knew that she could help others by telling it.

Her father chased her away from home because she was pregnant. Her mother sold a cow to give her money to follow her boyfriend to the neighbouring country.

When she got to the address of her boyfriend, there was another girl with him. She was shocked and found shelter with an uncle. He took her in for only a few days because her baby was to be born. After the birth of her baby boy she didn’t know where to go or what to do. It was then that she decided to throw her baby away. She hoped somebody would pick up the baby and look after him. She took us to the place where she had left her baby. She wanted to end her life…


“Inside of me it’s dark, I want light!”

“Inside of me it’s dark, I want light!”

I looked at the young woman next to me in the bus. She was full of enthusiasm. But her eyes were sad. She had already told me she had just finished her medical studies, she was now a doctor. She pushed the beautiful curly hair from her forehead.

She was curious. “Where did you learn to speak my language?”

I smiled. “You know, I’m only trying. I learn from people like you and I have a Book in your language and in my own. I read it in both languages, it helps me to understand more.”

“Book?” she wanted to know. I took my Bible in my own language from my handbag.  She took it from me and opened it. “And the one in my language?” she wanted to know. I took the Incil from my bag.

“I’d love to read this!” she said, opening it and started reading.

“I tell you what,” I commented, “you can take this one, I can get myself another one.”

“Inside of me it’s dark, I want light!” she looked me full in the face.

I took the Incil from her and paged to John 1 verse 9.

She read: “The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.”

“This sounds wonderful. I want to know more. But, you know, I was so busy with my medical studies, I did not read our own holy book.  I now want to read it.”

“Yes”, I agreed, “do that. I suggest that you ask the true God, the One that made you, to show you the True Light.  “I suggest that you read your book and also the Incil. God who created you will reveal to you the truth.

Jesus Himself said in John 8 verse 12, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’ ” (John 8:12)

She looked relieved. “I’m definitely going to read both books and ask God to reveal Himself to me!”


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