A Life Transforming Story

THE HIDDEN TREASURE

As we went on searching through the sea at the site where the ship had sunk, we were able to find the bodies of all the passengers who had sailed on the ship.
But Unfortunately, they were all dead. There were no survivors at all. We moved them all into our rescue ship and as that was going on, one of my co-diver said to me..

‘Nike! I saw this under the water’.

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I went closer to take a look and saw in his hand a golden box in the size of a book. It looked a little weighty and after examining it for a few second I began to feel strange about the box, like it wasn’t just an ordinary box. But before I could tell Dave my feelings about the box, he tapped me and said…

‘what is it bro? we are going to make so much money from this bro… ‘

and then I cut him in ‘this belongs to one of the passengers, guy! I think we should locate the relative of the person that this box belongs to. This box looks kinda strange you know…’ I said.

He gave me one strong disappointment look and said, ”alright! you can keep the damn box with you till you find the relative of the person that this box belongs to, but if you don’t or in case you change your mind about returning it please inform me. Remember, I found the box okay , not you!”

It was very hard for me to fix who the box belonged to because there was no name on it and it was an unwise thing to show it to every relative that came to identify the dead passengers because it was made of gold and just any body could say it belonged to them.

Then one day as I was cleaning my house, I gave it a thought again and made up my mind to call Dave so we could sell the gold and make good money from it rather than having to leave it lie in my cupboard for nothing. So, I went to my bedroom to get my phone so I could call Dave to tell him about my decision. I tried his number a couple of times but it didn’t go through so I took the box from my cupboard to examine it a little bit. As I took out the box, it suddenly fell from my hands and hit the floor very hard and behold I couldn’t believe what I saw…… The box tumbled thrice and opened up. “WOW! IT IS A BOOK” .. I exclaimed. It was a book that had a golden back with a smart lock. I picked it up and went to my study. I sat and began to read the book page by page and so I have decided to share the content with  you. The book was owned my one Mrs. Grey who had also sailed on that ship.

 

According to what she wrote, she knew that the ship was going to sink and had prayed that the book would be found by some one who would fulfil the purpose for which she has written the contents in the 10 paged book.

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I was  born in a small town 80 years ago. My parents died in a fire accident when I was 10 years old and was forced to live with my only aunt who lived in the same town.

My aunt was very cruel to me. She starved me and made me suffer. Then one day I over heard her say to one of her evil friends that she was going to sell me off as a slave.

I felt so bitter. So I ran to the basement of the house in tears for fear of been sold to severe torture.

There I cried out loud. …….

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If truly there is a God, show yourself to me now! Save me ! and I would serve you for the rest of my life.

But Nothing happened…. So I kept crying and then fell asleep and in my dream, I saw the Lord appear to me in a bright light. He said to me..

“I have always been with you… I love you… Please allow me into your life so you may have life and have it abundantly (enjoy life) ”

and then he stroke my hair thrice with the palm of His hand.

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I woke up immediately and was filled with so much joy and I knew within that all would be okay. I was so sure that whatever happened, the Lord would always be by me and it felt very comforting. I  didn’t really know anything about God. My aunt with whom I lived with was an idol worshipper and before my parents died they went to church a few Sunday a year of which they often went late.

I felt deep within to gather up my little savings and get a few Christian Novels and a cheap bible from the Christian book store 3 streets from the house.

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The following day I waited till my Aunt was having her nap  and then sneaked out. I explained  all to the lady at the book store and told her to give me cheap books I could read that would teach me about God.

She smiled and told me that she knew that I was coming and that she got a vision the night before and was told by the Lord that you wanted to know more about Him. He told me to give you all the books you need for free. And to confirm this vision a man strolled into the shop this morning and said he was told to give me some money for a young girl who would be coming to get some books later in the day.

She handed over to me a huge…… poly bag full of books and a bible, kissed my head and said GOD BE WITH YOU MY DEAR. Please remember not to hide the treasure.

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