How Cool is Cool?
Jenny’s parents got divorced two years ago, and that left an indelible mark on her emotionally. At a tender age, she had started experimenting with alcohol and drugs. Her best friend, Elaine, had also introduced her to other vices like pornography and horoscopes, which, according to Elaine, was a cool way of letting off steam and understanding the future. She now enjoyed spending hours surng the web on her phone in search of pornography and horoscope sites.
Furthermore, Jenny despised the old school. clothes that her mother bought for her, opting for cool clothes, which she used her pocket money to purchase. These dresses were short, skimpy and revealing. She would hide them in her bag, only to change into them when she got to parties.
All these acts were perpetrated without the knowledge of her mother. If my folks really knew what was happening in my life, they would be shocked, she would say to herself. However, of late, her rebellious attitude at home had become worrisome to her mother.
Jenny’s friend, Tony had invited her out for a night party, but she declined saying, My mother will crucify me, she is a very tough woman. We will nd a way around that. Tony said smiling.
One Friday night, while her mother and brother were asleep, Jenny sneaked out of the house and jumped over the fence, to meet Tony. They drove off in the company of three other boys to a friend’s apartment. To Jenny’s surprise, there were no other girls at the venue, no music, no drinks, no party! What is going on here? she asked. We all just want to have a cool time with a cool girl like you, so relax and enjoy the cool treat, replied Tony. Sensing danger, Jenny begged the boys to take her back home but they wouldn’t give in. She was brutally assaulted and raped by the four boys, and dumped in front of her house gate.
Nancy, Jenny’s neighbour, saw her outside and helped her in. Jenny’s mother was dumbfounded. She could not believe the
story because she thought Jenny had slept in the house. She took her to the hospital for all necessary check-ups and treatment.
Nancy went to see Jenny the next day. She held her arm and whispered to her, I am sorry about what happened to you but let me assure you that no matter what, God still loves you. I’m so ashamed of myself. I feel like ending it all, Jenny replied while sobbing. I have failed my family. How I hate those guys. Nancy held her close as she wept.
No, you haven’t failed them. It is just time you made up your mind to turn a new leaf. All these things will eventually work together for your good. I have spoken with your mum, and she is ready to help you through all these. I know it is difcult for you to trust people after what you’ve gone through but you can trust your heavenly Father. You have a beautiful destiny in Him. In as much as I condemn the dishonourable act and urge you to report to the police, you can let go of the anger and bitterness. Naturally we all like to think that our way is the best, but the Bible says “There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death (Proverbs 16:25). Moreover, we have to take responsibility for our lives. The Bible warns us to “Flee youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart (2 Tim 2:22) and in
Romans 6:23 we understand that the wages of sin is death,
but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Nancy said.
But, Jenny, you can’t do it on your own, and you can’t do it your way. You need God’s help. Put your hands in His. Are you ready to give your life to Him? Nancy asked. Yes! She replied softly. Nancy held her hand and led her to pray the sinner’s prayer and committed her life to Christ. She thanked Nancy and gave her a hug. I can feel peace within, it’s like a load was rolled off me. Nancy said.
If you can identify with Jennifer, it’s high time you returned to your heavenly Father. “Now acquaint yourself with Him, and be at peace; Thereby good will come to you (Job 22:21). You can also pray the same prayer:
Dear Lord Jesus, I realise that I can’t help myself, I come to you as I
am, a sinner, I ask for your forgiveness. Please, wash me with your blood and accept me. Thank you for dying for me and for forgiving my sins. Help me through the journey of life. Live in me through the Holy Spirit. I surrender and dedicate my life to you. Amen.
If you prayed the prayer above, start worshipping with a Bible- believing church. If you are a student, be a part of the Scripture Union or the like. Read your Bible daily and always communicate with your heavenly Father through prayers.
God bless you and keep you. Amen.
All scriptures, unless otherwise stated, are taken from the New King James Version (NKJV) of the Holy Bible
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