Part 2: Revelation to an obedient Servant
“RAVEN!! RAVEN!!”, Huh?, someone calling me. “RAVEN!! WAKE UP!! What time are you going to school you lazy girl?”. I opened my eyes and I saw my Mom standing while yelling at me, I look at my clock and….. “OH NO!!!”. I hurried to get out my bed, because I’m very very late at school.
20 minutes later..
I’m catching my breath when I entered the room, and Rina wave at me, and I wave her back.
while the class is going, I was reading my bible, and praying. “O God, I’ve been a good servant of yours, but why do I feel empty?, what do you want me to do?, O God reveal it to me, I want to please you more, and exalt you”. As I finished praying, “Buzzz Buzzz”, my phone is vibrating, I checked my phone, my Mom texted me saying “Raven, your Aunt Joy has delivered her gift for you, and we have received our gifts too, Go home as the class ended, okay?”. I’m blessed, and I thank God for it.
“Okay class, go with your partner in the library, and gathered these following (writing in the board)”. Rina and I went to the Library, we sitted near the door, I opened the topic,
Me: “Rina, ahmm I have something to tell you”, she smiled at me
Rina: “sure, what is it?”,
Me:“Ahmmm… yesterday Jaida asked me, about … me being nice to you.. I mean being nice to you Muslims”,
Rina: “ahh, yeah, I’m thinking about it too, I’m curious, can you tell me too?”,
Me: “Ahmm I haven’t tell her yet”,
Rina: “why?” ,
Me:“I don’t know, but I can tell you, and if you have time can you explain it to her?”,
Rina:“well, yeahh sure”,
Me: “hmmm, ahmmm I have a fair heart, I mean, I respect everyone, I have a quote that I always keep in my heart, ‘Love your neighbors, as yourself’, that’s why I’m open to anyone”, Rina was amazed
Rina: “ohwww, Jazzak Allahu Khair, Alhamdulillah” , I didn’t understand what she actually said but I feel pleased.
Me: “ahmm , What does that means?”,
Rina: “may Allah reward you with kindness, praise be to Allah”, I was amazed and blessed, when she said that to me while smiling.
Me: “ahmmm and also, I was influenced with Islam when I was young” I continued,
Rina: “huh? What do you mean?”,
Me: “My Mom work in Arab country for 7 years, and then she came back, everything she learned there, she share to us”,
Rina: “amazingggg, so you already have Idea about Islam?”,
Me: “ahmm not all, she only share what they usually do”,
Rina: “ahh okay”,
Rina: “and, what?, don’t be afraid, I will listen”. I was shy and looked away,
Me: “ahmmmm.. I have a boyfriend” ,
Rina: “okay, then?”,
Me: “He’s a muslim”, she holds my hands and said ,
Rina: “are you two engage?”, I was shocked,
Me: “huh? Ahmm no”,
Rina: “ahh I thought you were, ehehe, sorry my bad, then what’s wrong with it?, we’re not that bad”,
Me: “I know, he was nice and a decent guy, I just think that, it might be complicated, because I’m a Christian, but eheheh nevermind”,
Rina: “don’t you worry we don’t judge you, if you really love him, then love him, just set limitations, by the way, where is he from?”,
Rina: “Egypt?, ohw so far, you talk in a video call?”,
Me: “no, he’s the one who don’t like it, it’s fine for me, ‘cause I feel secured, he only send his picture if I asked”,
Rina: “ahhh okay, well that’s great, wait.. what time is it? Ohwwww, we must go”
Me: “ohwww yah”
“Kringgggg Kringgggg” the best sound I will hear everytime I’m in school, it means, time to go home, go back where my creator was.
I went home as soon as possible, to see what my Aunt Joy gave me.
“Mom!, I’m home!” I shouted while running in the stairs, “Raven, come down, if your done unpacking your gift, okay?”, “Okay Mom!!” I replied.
I’m so excited to see what inside the beautiful red box with goldy ribbon,
I pulled the ribbon and unbox the things inside. I have new jeans, necklace, bracelet, and hair iron and more more about my favorite things.
“Whoaaaaaa, my Aunt is the best!!!”, I was so thankful for what I have. I noticed a violet dress or a shirt, I’m not sure, so I pulled it out and put it in my bed, it looks like a dress that a Muslim wear. I searched it online, and I just realized, my Aunt gave me a dress called “Abaya”, I was confused why she gave me that dress, I look back in the box, I see a long sleeve polo, and it was so big, I tried to wear it, and it was nice, I went out to my older sister’s room, and ask her if she also had a dress “Abaya”, but my Aunt didn’t gave her, so I went back to my room and I sit in my bed beside with the Abaya, I stared at it.
I pray “O God, I don’t understand what happened today, but I’m thankful, because you have given me a blessing, O God, I’m not sure what you are trying to tell me, but I will find a way to know it. Amen”
I hang the dress and staring at it the whole time.
To be continued….