The lockdown which begun on 31st March, 2020 made up so many memories that life stick for a lifetime. My experience during this Lockdown can best be described in three words: Sad. Miraculous. Awesome.
Before the lockdown, everything seemed to be going smoothly. My dad was strong, there was food in the house, my sister was always away at work, my two younger siblings were in the university and I was alone at home, feeling bored, but happy because we were all fine.
After the announcement of the lockdown, the house was full again. My dad had rush to the market to help us get some stuffs. Everything was still fine and we were all happy, although wondering how people would survive the lockdown.
Suddenly, two days after the lockdown on the 2nd of April, which was a Thursday, by 2am!!! My dad fell ill. It would have been worse, but for the mercies of God. I couldn’t have been less grateful. He suddenly couldn’t walk on his own, or even talk clearly. We all woke up to pray for him. I became so overwhelmed, in fact, I could feel my heart sinking. I cried bitterly. I couldn’t even sing praises or pray properly anymore.
The next morning, we went to the hospital through the help of a pastor, because there was no means of transportation (as we all know).
The doctor said my father’s blood pressure was so high, and bla bla bla, but we believed God’s report.
And as always, God didn’t disappoint us! Yep!! This is where the miracle came in. God showed up, he worked on my dad like a physiotherapist and within two weeks, my dad could walk without any assistance. His words became clearer, and he could move his right hand again.
God didn’t only do this, He used this medium to bless us financially. Our house rent was miraculously paid. There was more than enough food stuffs to the extent, we had so much to eat and give out. God fulfilled his words which says in Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things, God works for the good of those who love Him”(NIV).
Lastly, the lockdown was awesome because it was a sort of reunion as I spent the weeks with my sisters and baked my first cake during this period. Boredom became history as we shared so many moments where we talked , laughed and just had fun in our own way. I am already missing my siblings in advance!
Also, the online services usually held at home were awesome! It always felt like little Canaanland to me, that is, my church winners chapel.
In conclusion, I would say everything went well to the glory of God. We have no reason to be sad anymore because my dad is in perfect condition. God provided GREATLY, though I am already missing my siblings in advance.
No doubt, the Lockdown came in a time that badly shook my family at first. And it also delayed certain personal goals. I was supposed to have been done with my clearance in school (UNIBEN), and also started my Youth Service.
But in all, I have no regret, because God’s plan will always come through in the end. And as I said before, “All things work for the good of those who love God”.
A Note From Eden: Dear Olive,
Effortlessly, you inspire by simply being you, always. You are an essence of beauty, and strength in duality. Your depths of brilliance knows no bound. Thanks for sharing your truth with us at Express-Shun. The world is dark enough. Continue to shine the light that you are.