My heart was pounding running down the street. I thought the people chasing me could hear my heart beating as fast as it could, the adrenaline was rushing through my body. As a kid, this was a common thing for me to be chased.
I remember this one time I creeped into this garden, I’d seen all these garden fruit, pea pods and strawberries, so I helped myself to the strawberries, and the pea pods. At that time I noticed two massive prize leaks, I said to myself “I’ll be back for those.” Sometime later I went back for them. This was the day God came into my life. The next thing I knew I was pulling the leeks out of the ground, to my surprise the house owner was waiting for me. I quickly jumped to my feet with the prize leeks, and off through the gate. I ran as fast as my feet could carry me. I was bricking it. I knew if they caught me I would be in big trouble. My heart was beating as fast as it could, in my head I was praying, ‘God don’t let them catch me, I’ll never ever do it again, I promise.’ I was running, I could hear the people shouting, I made off down a back lane, as I was running I chucked the leaks over my shoulder, I thought they would stop chasing me, but they did not. As I Was running down the back lane I noticed a trash bin, I quickly jumped into the bin and put the lid back on. It was dark, I could smell all these funny kind of smells inside the trash bin. But atleast I was safe. Then the next thing I knew, the voices of the people who were chasing me were getting louder and louder, my heart was beating so fast, I though the people chasing me could hear my heart beating in the trash bin I was so scared, I started praying to God, ‘please don’t let them catch me, I’ll never do it again.’ Then the loud voices of the people chasing me began to get quieter and softer, they must have been moving away. Then there was nothing. Silence.
Then 30 years later, I wondered why I asked for Gods help, I asked for help from a person I knew nothing about. Who was this God, I asked myself. In 2008 I reaslised I had faith in a God I never knew as a boy. Now as a man I know he was always there with me, and still is. Just open your heart and let him in.