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Topic: Hot and Cold (04/09/09)
TITLE: Fools Rush In
By Gloria Pierre Dean
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Multiple telephone calls and loving text messages one day and nothing the next.
“So that’s what being in love with a teenage boy was like?”, I thought to myself.
After weeping buckets of secret tears, I decided to ignore him too from now on.
We had met at the Christian Youth club in Secondary School. He seemed to make a beeline for me. “Hello Miss Fields”, he said in his fine accent.”My name is Harry True”.
His dark handsome face etched against the background of the pale blue walls.
His father was well known around town for his avid business success in Frozen Foods.
His mother was the sweet faced soprano in our choir.
He was an only child. I, of course, am the third daughter in a family of eight and wary of him. He had everything that we did not have, except a lot of family love. His interest in me made me hotly aware of my femininity and I could hear my Father’s voice warning
me against “these hot blooded youths”.
So I smiled and moved away to talk to my girlfriends. Over the next few weeks Harry persisted in singling me out and wore me down. We exchanged phone numbers and started to communicate. That was six months ago.
Last week though, he went all cold on me.
No calls. No text messages. I was very upset.My mother noticed and I explained about Harry.
“Mum” I said, “why is Harry treating me like this? He says he really likes me but recently he’s been backing away like a lobster.”
“Give him space.” said Father in his usual wisdom , “Only fools rush in where angels fear to tread”.
Mum said that men are afraid of commitment or of getting in too deep in a relationship.It scares them.
So I decided to place a value on myself; God’s value.
I chose to love myself as God loves me and see myself out of His Eyes. In that way Harry’s or anyone’s coolness towards me would not deflated me so utterly. The Lord Jesus said that I am His and He is mine and He lives in me*.
Well, today, around four p.m. the doorbell rang. There stood Harry, clutching a bunch of white roses. Father opened the door and Harry said to Father ” Hello Mr. Fields, may
I speak to you and Mrs. Fields about Samantha.
Later Harry said to me “The intensity of my feelings scared me. I ran away for a while but never stopped thinking of you. I prayed about it and now here I am. Can you forgive me?” So I forgave Harry. I found his humility irresistible. So now he’s hot on my trail and we are getting to know each other and each others families.
*John 6: 46- 47
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