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Heaven On Earth

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She was familiar with the pain of loss, as she had watched her siblings die in her arms when the terrorists, leaving only her, attacked her village. Her parents had died earlier in the year. Unsure of the next meal many times before the coming of the aid workers, afraid of reprisal attacks, and no longer certain how she looked, she walked out of her refugee home desiring to experience the sun a little and see familiar faces.

Every morning since they came, she had watched the Caucasian woman and her team everyday do the same thing, brace the odds, probably leaving their comfortable lives to make them meals, offering smiles, hope and ensuring they are catered for. It did not make any sense to her why anyone will leave their great lives to subject themselves to such pitiful state of living. Today, she had made up her mind to ask.

“Good morning Miss. Cara!” She said a little above a whisper.

“Good morning pretty Godiya.” She loved the way she called her name; it always brought a smile to her face. 

“Why do you do it?” Godiya asked eager to understand all of it.

“What? You mean offering help?” Godiya nodded in the affirmative as Cara took a deep breath as she hoped to give an answer suited for her young friend. 

“I am not sure of the right answer, or what you hope to hear, but we desire to save what we can of what is left in every place we go by giving hope, birthing smiles and hopefully changing one life at a time. Did I answer you?”

“Yes. I think I see it now; you bring heaven to our earth so we know that God is real. We see him in your smile, your strength, your sacrifice and your love.”

Overwhelmed with tears, Cara reached for the 15 year old whose life had been stolen from her, having gone through unimaginable pain and hugs her warmly as she allowed her tears flow. Never had she thought she meant heaven to someone. It changed her forever!

Some people may never hear the great messages, own a Bible and hear the worship songs that feel us with God’s presence. However, one kind deed, one selfless act of love may just be all the heaven someone may get to feel here on earth. Always realize that your reality is someone’s dream or goal. Deliberately make a difference today with the little you have!


 

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Toyin Seth-Ogungbe’ is a vessel with an addiction to God, his word and his creation. She has a passion for relationships and takes pride in her femininity.

Tee- Wai is inspired by every little detail  experienced in her daily living and networking with people.

Toyin co-authored with her Dad the book Chip Off The Old Block, a suspense-filled compilation of short stories, which explores the intricate details of true-to-life characters.

Chip Off The Old Block

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