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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Light and Dark (05/21/09)

TITLE: The Power of love
By Christelle Botha
05/25/09


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This is the true story about a boy and a girl who met and became friends, fell in love and was crucified for that love. Sounds like Romeo and Juliet, maybe…I would not have believed this story if I was not there to witness it myself.

The girl was sad all the time as she was lonely and her family was pushing her in directions she did not want to go. Nothing she ever did was good enough for them and she was usually in trouble with them as she had a rebellious nature to her personality. They were telling her that she would never find love for she was fat. Before she started working for her brother she had a bubbly personality, everybody loved her and she could walk into any room and for some reason that room will be brighter.

But even the brightest light start to fade if it keeps being spattered with mud, the only good thing about this is that the light under all that darkness is still just as bright. They will never extinguish that light it was placed in her by God and no man; woman or beast can extinguish the light of God once it is placed in your heart.

The boy was sad because he was in a relationship he did not want to be in, he did not want to hurt this girl so he stayed getting unhappier by the minute.

Three years past…

The girl was even sadder and actually started to become even more bitter and hateful toward her own family. They just kept pushing her down, not caring what they say to her or how they treat her. The worst part of everything she could not just up and go as at the beginning they helped her to obtain a car, house and furniture. She owed them a great debt and the salary they paid her was just enough for her to survive.

The boy and the girl found each other. They found the love, peace and warmth of God in each other. There ‘war’ wounds started to heal and they grew closer and closer to each other.

Their friends and family’s crucified them every day and at every turn. They tried everything to break them up, and at times it almost work. There love and the love of God kept them together. All the friends and family were Christians and they just love to tell everybody how wrong they are, that they will end up in hell if they stay together before marriage and so on…the list is endless. The truth of the matter is if you want to find something wrong you will.

The boy and the girl wanted to get married, they dreamed about doing so but they were not permitted to do so by there families. So they stayed together and loved and honored each other the same way as what they would have done in a true marriage. They were happy for the first time in their life and did not care anymore what people said about them. All that mattered in there life was God and each other.

One day they decided to go away from there family’s and start a life of there own, to get married so that they can have children, as the girl did not want to bring a child into the world out of wedlock. As everything was set for them to go there family tried to stop them with Bibles in the one hand burning torches in there other hand they recited the Bible to them word for word showing them that it is a sin for them to be together. That they will burn in hell for this.

The girl and the boy started to pray aloud to God to forgive them, as they know not what they do. They prayed for God to come down and take them away from this madness to a place where they can live in peace and love. And most of all they prayed that their eyes would be opened for the truth.

It is at that time that the miracle happened and all the family and friends eyes opened for there own sins. Sins as lust, theft, lies, hate, falls testimonies, adultery the list goes on and on.

The boy and the girl left them there on the ground crying to live out the rest of their lives in peace and love.


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Jan Ackerson 05/31/09
Your strong feelings about this sad situation are very evident in your writing.

I don't quite know what to think, though--I think I need to know why the families were so against this couple. Because I have to agree with them--people shouldn't be together without marriage. There was a lot unsaid here on both sides of the story, and it just left me puzzled and sad.

We agree on one thing, though--love is a powerful thing!
diana kay06/03/09
good story.I wonder if it came from an Asian background where arranged marriage and the family can be very powerful. I am not sure about your use of the term crucified. I dont think it helps as it makes one think of being nailed to a cross (as jesus was) persecuted would be better. I gather from the story that the family burnt the young couple and killed them. Sad but I know in some culture this does happen and there have been cases among Asians in the UK.So beleivable for me but some other people maybe less so. thank you for sharing it