It was a year ago. We walked out of the house together and stood by the car. Something wasn’t right and we both could see it. The windscreen was covered in ice and I knew we wouldn’t get far without cleaning it. We had already been through so much together and our exit from the building meant that the long sessions were finally over. We needed to move on to our next location, but the car and the ice needed sorting out.
Out came a scrapper. Where did that come from? But I was standing beside the One who calls things into being. He untied a piece of cloth from around his waist, the same one He had used inside the house to wipe my feet after He had washed them. Before I could state the obvious, He got to work. From the left side to the right, He scraped the ice with one hand and wiped them off with the cloth in his other hand. I was excited. Soon enough we’d be on our way. I had been in this location for far too long and was desperate for something new.
At the last swipe of the cloth, I jumped into the car, into the driver’s seat and started the engine. It was chilly inside and I began to shiver, only to look up to the realisation that I still couldn’t see through the windscreen. He got all the ice off, didn’t He? I looked around and wondered why He hadn’t come into the car. It was cold out there, but He just stood by the door, looking at me through the window with a smile on His face. Why wasn’t He getting in the car? The more I looked at Him and His smile that could light up every darkness, the more I realised why He was still standing there by the door. I was in His spot and I needed to move over to the passenger seat. It took me a while to manoeuvre, but finally I was out of His way and He got in.
I look at the windscreen and looked at Him. He heard the question in my heart, “Why can’t I see through the glass?” The compassion in His eyes exposed my ignorance and His willingness to give understanding and clarity. I didn’t know how long it was going to take, but there was something He wanted to achieve with us just sitting there. With every passing moment, my view through the glass got clearer when all we did was just sit there and breathe. It was cold before, but not anymore. His presence in the car with me was all the warmth I needed. Soon enough, all the fog was clear and we could see. He looked at me with His never-changing smile. I smiled back. It was time. A year had passed as we sat in that car, but it was time to move, and I might not know where we are going, but He’s in the driver’s seat, so I have nothing, nothing at all, to fear.
My birthday was on Tuesday, the 27th of October. I honestly have been in hiding irrespective of what had been going on around me, but I have finally come to the point where I cannot hide anymore, and it’s for a good cause. I’m grateful for the journey and grateful to the One who has walked with me through it. I am also thankful for the encouragers He placed around me, some of you are on this platform, and I celebrate your willingness to be used by Him.
It’s my season of Re-Birth and I want to share the story with you.
Made for You!
This song means the world to me. It tells the Lover of my soul that I recognise who He has called me to be. It’s my birthday present to Him, for all the love He has shown me over the years, love that I never even deserved. He surrounds me with His angels, seen and unseen. He surrounds me with His peace that calms my every storm. He surrounds me with Himself . . . what more can I ask for?
Thank you to everyone who believed God’s word concerning my life and didn’t give up on me too early, it is counted as righteousness unto you.
We are all made for God!
I want to thank my dear brothers: Emmanuel Akinola who took the time out of his busy schedule to bring the song to life, and Joshua Crown who took the vision and animated it. God bless you both.