I was just inspired to write a short story about a college student, namely, Kayla (Kay) Reyes, that has realized that her struggles is for her own good.
As a working student, we often see how hard our life is. We don’t see the good things, but only see our hard work and effort. Sometime, we thought that we are cursed to live in this kind of life and was not able to see how merciful the Lord is to give us life in this world. In this short story, we could see how the marvelous hands of God wrought on our life. 😃
Enjoy reading 😊
“Hey, why you seem devastated? Is there any problem? Are you alright?” Shairah, her best friends sat beside her and stared on her exhausted face.
Kayla just looked down and hissed.
“I am not sure if I can still do this anymore. I feel like everyone and everything in this world hate me. They seem disagreed in all of my decisions. Shai, please tell me that I am not a bad luck person.”
“No, you are not. You are bless with your family and I. We are here to support you on whatever dream that you want to pursue.” Shaira, held her hand and gave her a comforting smile.
“Do not down yourself, Kay. Let’s go, come with me in what we called CES. I have a class this afternoon with our teacher, Bother Jackson. He is a great preacher!” Shaira, pulled her up from her chair and started walking with her to the CES buliding near at their school.
Kayla was thinking all the time what she could learn from that place. She knew that she will feel better from the lecture she would hear from the CES class.
Shaira has been a good friend to her since the first semester began. She always send messages about God and His service to the people when He was still living on earth.
She remembered the time when her parents broke up due to the financial problem that they are struggling for. She has no one to run for, but only her best friend Shai.
“I am sorry to hear that, Kay.” Shaira apologized.
Kayla hugged her tight while sobbing.
“Oh, Kay. You are not alone with this, we are your family.” Shaira assured.
“Thank you, Shai! I am just sad from the separation of my parents. They were my number one inspiration to pursue my dreams. The are my inspiration, Shai! I love them!” She cried.
“Kay, hush. I have something to share with you.”
Kay wiped her tears through her hands and stared at her best friend.
“I was so down in my high school life that I thought to give up my own life.” Shaira stopped for a moment.
Kayla’s eyes widened from the words that she has heard from her best friend.
“But of course I didn’t do that. A week later, two young man knocked on our door and introduced the message that they have for the people- that they are sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ that will heal our broken hearts and make us clean.
I stared at them for a moment before I called my father. He let them enter to share with us the beautiful message that they have for us.
By that time, I was shocked to know that my father is an inactive member of their faith.
I asked myself, how does it happened? But then, I realized why my father is so kind and loving to our family.
Three months after, I got baptized with my four siblings and one niece. That was the very first time I felt that I am not alone in this life, that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ are always there for me from the beginning. They never left me alone. I felt very clean on that day- that was the happiest moment in my life.” Shaira smiled as she finished her story.
“Shai, you are strong. Thank you for sharing.”
End of flashback
“Hey, Kay! Are you alright?”
“You were spacing out. Tss!” Shai sighed.
“Sorry. Let’s go.”
They entered the CES building. Kayla was kinda shy to see multitude of high school and college students in that building.
“Hey, Kay! Welcome to the CES!” Jackson exclaimed as smiling.
Kayla gave her a closed lip smile. Jackson was his classmate from her accounting subject.
“I’ll sit beside you at the class later.” Jackson added.
“Whatever.” Kayla whispered as she rolled her eyes.
On the class
Jackson conducted the New Testament class and welcomed Kayla Reyes. They did the opening exercises: Opening Hymn, opening prayer, and scriptural thought. They sang Away in a Manger.
Away in a manger
No crib for His bed
The little Lord Jesus
Lay down His sweet head
The stars in the sky
Look down where He lay
The little Lord Jesus
Asleep on the hay
The cattle are lowing
The poor Baby wakes
But little Lord Jesus
No crying He makes
I love Thee, Lord Jesus
Look down from the sky
And stay by my side
‘Til morning is nigh
Be near me, Lord Jesus
I ask Thee to stay
Close by me forever
And love me, I pray
Bless all the dear children
In Thy tender care
And take us to Heaven
To live with Thee there
Ramond led the opening prayer and Shaira shared a scriptural thought from the Book of Alma of the Book of Mormon. She red, “And he shall go forth, suffering pains and afflictions and temptations of every kind; and this that the word might be fulfilled which saith he will take upon him the pains and the sicknesses of his people”
“I testify that Jesus Christ lives, He is our Savior and Redeemer. He never leave me alone throughout this journey, as He will not leave you. He suffered so much pain to succor us. Let us trust His great plan and set our mind to eternal life. And as we do so, we will be more happier than what we are feeling right now. And I want to leave these things in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.”
Kayla felt a strong impression of the Holy Spirit without knowing that it is the Holy Ghost.
“Thank you, Shaira for sharing your testimony and that beautiful verse.” Brother Jacksom complimented.
“It’s a pleasure, Brother.” Shaira smiled.
“What Shaira has said is true. Jesus Christ will never leave us alone in this life. He is the only person that see our worth. Actually, the scriptural that Shaira has shared is related to our topic today: about the peace that Jesus Christ left to His apostles that can be found in John 14:27
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.“
Kay just raised her hand and shared her feeling.
“A while ago, as Shai shared her testimony of Jesus Christ, I felt a burn in my bossom that I can’t explain. And after, I felt the comfort that I am longing for. Is it the peace of Christ that He left to His people?”
“We can say that what you felt is the Holy Ghost, which is commonly known as the Spirit of Christ. Oh, Kayla. Though you are not yet a member of the Church, I want to say that thy experience shall be for thy own good. And when the right time came that you are ready to listen to the message of our full-time missionary, feel free to ask Shaira.” Jackson replied then smiled.
*This story might be continued or may not. Also, this is just a fiction, but inspired.
Love ya all! 😊