|Miricles come in small packages
Author: UnpredictableMe PM
Authors note: this was something i wrote when my sister suggested we send short stories to each other... Well my turned out to be longer than a short story. If this is any good please review! even guests can review, ill make sure you guys can! ill be waiting.Rated: Fiction K - English - Spiritual/Family - Words: 1,188 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10-16-12 - Status: Complete - id: 3066209
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On a quiet mountain, lived a equally quiet widow. This was where she spent most of her days, complaining of her "God forsaken life".
One morning Annabell woke to the birds singing a sweet melody. The song put a spring in her step, as she walked down to the mountain village.
The serene peace around her, swept inside her cold body.
Sighing she shifted the heavy laden basket of her market goods to her other hand. "I'm not as young as i used to be, this long walk is getting harder and harder every time," Annabell huffed to herself, "soon my old limbs wont even want to get out of bed."
Hearing a twig snap, she saw what looked like a young women heading down from the west side of the mountain.
Shuffling to a slower pace, Annabell hoped that she would not be noticed.
From the looks of the girl, Annabell guessed her to be Lucy.
"Yes, that is Lucy," thoughts began to flood her mind. What would her twins look like right now, would they be as old and as beautiful as Lucy was? Memories of them cascaded before her eyes.
When Jamie and Lottie where born, her whole world changed.
Annabell never imagined herself as a mother let along a mother of two.
Pride filled her whole heart as the squalling wee babes where place in the Crookes of her arms.
Too tired to wipe at her unshed tears, she cooed a lovely lullaby to the newborns.
They instantly quieted down listening to their mother's voice.
when their hunger got the best of them, wails filled the room.
Annabell looked across the bed at her husband, who smiled and took one of the wee babies off her arm so she could feed the other one.
Astonishment filled her heart, mind and soul as the baby found what it was looking for.
Two years passed
"Mama, lookey what jamy found," called out two year old Lottie as she and Jamie raced to show their mother.
Annabell tried not to squeal as her daughter thrust a small frog out at her.
Seeing a chance at freedom, the frog jumped scaring her.
Annabell heard laughter coming form the doorway, looking up she saw Mike grinning at her.
Scowling at him, she jumped around the frog and ran to her husband.
while both of her startled children looked on after her.
Mike looked sternly at their now laughing children, who grew quiet when he told them it is disrespectful to laugh when scaring someone, especially their mother.
"I sorry mama," they both called out, running to her as she knelled in front of them. Hugging them close, she whispered gently "all is forgiven, my children."
She was digesting the horrible scene where her family had perished, when Lucy came strolling up to her.
Lucy was a God fearing woman at heart and at mind. Annabel was once a believer too, but that was a long time ago, before from her point of view, God took the most precious things she had; her husband and two young children.
From then on she had vowed to never let faith weaken her again.
That day when they met up was not any ordinary day; it was a God sent that they even happened upon each others path.
Lucy, as she walked had discussed with herself about the possibilities of spreading the good word to the mountain folk, but new no other way then to head to the village miles below her cabin on the ridge.
Looking to the right she saw the old widow that lived by herself. compassion filled the young girls heart, and so she took the liberty to wave.
The wave Lucy sent her, warmed parts of her heart, Annabell didn't realize where cold.
Her hand waved back in greeting. Lucy stopped long enough for her to catch up.
Still shocked at the older lady, who had just waved to her for the first time in 5 years. Lucy's mind was far from Small talk.
The conversation gradually turned from the weather to more serious talk.
Then when it got to faith Annabell's heart skipped a beat, almost sending her off the cliff again, but this time she stopped long enough to hear the Lucy out.
Making rude comments here and there, she was caught off guard, by one simple statement, "why can you hate God so much, what did he ever do to you?"
The older lady smiled a wicked smile and replied, "He killed off my family" just like that, her tone became sharp enough to pierce Lucy's soul.
Shivering Lucy said something which the little old lady never heard a preacher say before.
"Shame on you, how can you go on hating God after you already killed his son too"
Annabel's mouth fell open, had she really killed his son, was she really a murderer? She stated as much to Lucy.
"Listen, has anybody every shared with you the Jesus story? Lucy questioned.
Getting only a shake of the head in response, she continued, "Long, long ago in a little town of Bethlehem was born a savior, and placed in a meager manger for the cattle.
This little boy grew to be a fine man, listening to what his earthly father and heavenly father said.
Many years later when the little boy named Jesus grew into a man, he became a healer to the sick and wounded at heart and soul.
Soon everybody knew who he was and what he was capable off.
Also he had 12 disciples, one of which Judas Iscariot that sold the Jewish messiah for 30 pieces of silver. Jesus knew all along that this certain disciple was going to be the traitor yet he still loved him.
When everyone was quick to leave the synagogues' to follow Jesus, the Pharisees became so jealous that they sentenced Jesus to death.
He then was nailed to the cross, but this wasn't all, when he was nailed to the cross, as the son of GOD, he took upon himself the sin of the world. Your sins too Annabel, Lucy jested quietly touching the withered by years hand." Annabell didn't even flinch at her touch, which continued to astonish Lucy.
"If you think that is not fair, guess again, he did this for you because he loves you dearly.
'John 3:16 sates as much: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believed in him will not parish but have everlasting life.'"
Lucy stopped to let her message sink in. the older women stopped along side the younger one, tears streaming down her face.
"I think I get it" Annabell exclaimed,
"I think I finally understand what God has been trying too tell me and you where his messenger."
Annabel took Lucy's soft, smooth hands into her rough, work hardened ones.
"Thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, you have helped me return under my saviors wings."