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The South African Old Lady and the Chinese Gentleman.


As prayed in my diary when I got home:

Out on the beach, searching for You, my Lord. Hungry, thirsty for You.

Apologetic repentance for not telling the world.

Then you are there. Not in the sun; not in the drift wood; not in the clouds, but in a Chinese man’s face. He does not know You, but he saw You.

And where did he see you? In my face! He said so.

Jesus, You told him to say so. You, my faithful God, who never seizes to pamper me whenever I lose my worth. This 45 year old man on holiday from China, with his broken English said to me that he saw the sun in my face and that I had made him happy. He beamed all over.

I told him, my Lord and my God, that it is You he is seeing. I told him he can have the same sun in China and wherever he is. God opens our eyes to see the sun everywhere. I told him to go and buy a Chinese Bible and read it. I told him that as he reads, God will fill him with the Son.

I was wearing my bright red ‘I LOVE JESUS’ cap.

Your name, Jesus, was displayed on my ‘forehead’, clear and bright.

While the sun was parading its glory in all angles I was talking to a gentleman from China. He saw me first; manoeuvring my body and camera into making a piece of driftwood my soul purpose in life. Only when I clawed my way out of the sand up the sand bank did I see him. 45 years old and on holiday in SA.

We did well, exchanging life messages with His English and my hearing. Every day is a new gift from God. A present to open. He understood. Driftwood buried yesterday, opened today. Wood that shimmers in the sun and takes on as many faces as you want to see.

He was leaving for Cape Town the next morning; wanted to know if Cape Town was more beautiful than here (Durban by the sea J).

Me: Wherever you heart is, is more beautiful. With God in you all places are beautiful.

Him: In China we work hard. Work, work, work to support my family. My heart is hard (he made a fist).

Your heart is beautiful. I see the sun in your face. (He point with his finger to the sun and then to my face.)

Today you make me very happy to see you. I happy all over.


About GlendaKempHarper

My name is Glenda Harper. I was Glenda Kemp, the "Snake dancer". When I was in my 20’s, I exposed my body. Now I am in my 60’s, I expose my spirit. visit http://readandpraywithglenda.wordpress.com/about/ for more

One comment on “The South African Old Lady and the Chinese Gentleman.

  1. You are one beautiful woman and you touch the lives and light up their life, anyone who is honored to run across your path ❤
    Sent via my BlackBerry from Vodacom – let your email find you!

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