Who is the man in white in the finish line?
|“Securing My Movements”
By Lizelle T. Tabaquero
I’m now standing in the starting line of my different life. Some strangers are beside me and right now I am wearing my favorite white jersey. At my back, my last name is written with the number 02. My rubber shoes is not brand new but I took cared for it for a long time.
As I heard someone shouts the word “ready”, I immediately positioned my feet. From here in this road, I can’t stop looking from far away. There are no running vehicles and no people walking in the sidewalk. You know what? I am in a marathon without knowing it.
Get set… Go! … “I heard those words , so I run as fast as I can when I realized that everyone is running for their life. No one wants to chase us but I can feel that if we don’t run we will be hurt and loose something very important in our heart.
I’m slower than them…. “what’s wrong with me? Am I lack of faith? Does it mean that my strengths are worthless?” Now I know, I am tired of everything. There is no reason for me to go further. Maybe this is the right time to give up all things that I am fighting for.
…but when I am starting to run slowly like a tired horse, I heard someone shouts for me. “Run Lizelle, run for me!” I don’t know who said that but I think he gave me a reason why I should continue what I have started.
So I run like Forrest Gump. I closed my eyes to concentrate well. I can feel the wind in my body and it relaxes my whole soul while moving in the rhythm of nature’s air. I don’t see those who want to block my way, even the one way road to where I should be. Well, I just run like a unicorn with peace.
While I am imagining that I was in the clouds of paradise, I remember how I love the world, people, my teachers, friends, relatives, siblings, caring mother, hard working father, and hurtful enemies. “Oh, how lucky I am! “ However, I forgot someone. Is he the one who gives me reason?
Before the finish line my eyes is now open. I saw someone wearing a white long clothe with a joyful smile. Those who firstly arrived kneel at him. As I approached him, I am totally amazed. He is no other than the almighty father. “ If you love all of my creations then you love me too.” He said.