Hey guys, how have you been? How was your Christmas celebrations? Mine was okay. I got invited to have a typical British Christmas Lunch at the home of the ministers in charge of my church so Christmas day wasn't so bad.
Lately i have been feeling out of my element, i didn't want to go out, i didn't want to watch movies or do anything. I have been feeling sorry for myself and worrying about what would happen to me very soon if a miracle doesn't happen. I didn't want to even go to church today but i am so glad i did.
Today's reading was about Joseph (the earthly father of Jesus) running away from Herod with Mary and Baby Jesus and living in Egypt then in Nazareth afterwards. For the first time in my life, i realised that Jesus and his parents at that time were refugees. I was like 'oh my goodness'. They ran away to save the life of Jesus. The reading seem befitting at this time when some people are having so much issues with countries taking care of refugees.
Then came some shockers for me. A member of my church was called up and she was asked some questions. As i listened to her story, every sorry spirit in me started to disappear. Things might not look too rosy for me but at least my story is not that bad. She had to leave her country Zimbabwe, her family and her 3 year old daughter so that she can protect her life and their lives. Just because she was standing up for justice. Even though she has been here for almost 15 years, she has not had it easy. Right now she says she receives no support from the home office and is on the list of people who are to be deported.
Another guy from Sudan who is not a member of my church also told his story and how he had to run away from sudan to save his life and had to pass through the desert just to finally reach the UK. He also said the same thing about the Home Office and how badly they are treating him and others but said that people have been nice to him and even though he is a muslim he finds that Christians are very nice to him.
Hearing their stories made me appreciate all that i have and i am going through. It is not as easy as i want it to be but i know it can only get better. What i feel is too complicated and hard for me, i trust that God would make a way and when it is at the perfect time.
The lesson here is that no matter how bad you think you have got it, someone has it worse than you. So be thankful for everything you have and are passing through.
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