Where He Brought Me From
Chapter 5: Divine Intervention
5.1 Divine Intervention: The Right Place
“Church?” Jessica asked. “Why are we going to a church?” she questioned.
“Because there is no better place to find Jesus.” Kash replied. “Listen Jessica, I know you’re strong but you are going to need the strength of Jesus to go where he’s trying to take you.” He said. “Your own family is trying to tear you down, they would break even the strongest of men.” He added.
“I have not been to church in years.” Jessica stated.
“Well now is a great time to get reacquainted with the Lord.” Kash said as they pulled up in front of the church.
Jessica looked up at the church with fear in her eyes. As the driver opened the door Kash grabbed her hand. Kash softly pulled her arm to get her out of the Jessica but Jessica pulled back. “I have done too much Kash.” She said. “I’m not worthy to be in his presence.” She added with tears in her eyes.
Kash knelt down outside the car and grabbed Jessica’s face. He stared deep into her eyes and said, “We all have sinned and fell short of his glory.”
Jessica took a deep breath and said, “Okay I’ll go in.” Kash stood up and led Jessica into the cathedral.
As they entered the huge double doors Jessica gripped Kash’s hand tightly. Kash whispered to her, “Ask him to help you forgive people that hurt you, that lied to you, that lied on you, that mistreated you and talked about you.”
“What?” Jessica asked.
“You have to forgive others if you want God to forgive you.” He replied. “Go ahead talk to him.” He urged as they sat down in the front pew.
Jessica had no idea what to say to God. She hadn’t been in church since she was a kid. She bowed her head and said, “Um, God can you please help me to forgive the people in my life.”
Kash chuckled, “Talk to him like you are talking to a friend.”
Jessica felt strong emotion rush through her body and she began to cry. “God does my sister ever feel guilty?” she asked angrily. “When did it all go wrong why me, lord?” She asked.
“His ways and his thoughts are not your own, God doesn’t make mistakes.” Kash said.
“There are times when I feel so alone and like nobody understands.” Jessica cried. “There are times when I feel lost and like God has left me.’ She said. “I feel like maybe I’ve sinned too much for him to answer my prayers.” She added.
“God will never leave or forsake you.” Kash said. “You are where you need to be, everything happens for a reason.” He went on. “Even though it may be difficult at times we must be a light to this world even in our own times of darkness.” He said. “Did ever ask yourself why your sister is so mean to you? Maybe she is dealing with her own demons as well.” He stated. “Sometimes you have to forgive before you forget, sometimes you have to cry alone in your room so you can be a shoulder to cry on for someone else in the open.” He told her.
“So now I’m supposed to feel sorry for her after everything she’s done to me?” Jessica asked no longer crying.
“Yes, be the bigger person and kill her with kindness.” Kash said.