It’s time for part three of Found, a short story and allegory of the gospel. Check out part one here and part two here. I hope that you enjoy the story and are reminded of God’s amazing grace and love!
Her thoughts were interrupted by a gentle touch on her shoulder. Assuming it was one of the local farmers, she accepted the help of the friendly hand and stood up. Too ashamed to look any person in the eye, she stared at the dirt. She assumed the stranger would walk on, but instead, he stayed.
In a choked voice, the girl mumbled, “What do you think of what the prince did?”
Her helper lifted her face with his finger and looked her in the eye. “Don’t you know who I am?”
She looked up at him and nearly fainted. She was met with a familiar smile that she had seen a few days before. Her grief and confusion over the last days had been awful. But this? Her savior was alive? How? Why?
Her rescuer put a finger on her lips to silence her. He smiled and motioned for them to walk onwards. “Come this way.”
She started down a long path with the man. They walked through lush meadows, and he led her to a beautiful waterfall. They watched as the water flowed over the rocks, and she decided the dirt on her face didn’t seem to fit her surroundings. She dipped a hand into the cool water and splashed some on her face.
While she was with this man, her savior, her old self seemed to disappear. Her worry and grief faded away when she followed him. She felt a new spring in her step, and she had a new hope in her heart. Her hair and dress were clean now and wildflowers adorned both. Her eyes were wide open, and her smile began to match that of the prince’s.
She didn’t know who she was in the eyes of the townspeople, but she knew that her savior loved her despite her terrible past. More than that, he had helped her to leave it entirely behind.
Soon, they came upon a dark valley. The icy wind blew hard, and the sun disappeared behind the clouds. The path was difficult, but she was not afraid. Her rescuer kept her safe and led the way. He taught her through it all, and she came out of the darkness knowing that the prince was trustworthy and kind.
Finally, they came to a giant palace. He took her across a wide, rushing river, and they soon stood on the soft grass on the other side. The palace was beautiful and bright. In fact, the sun looked dull next to the brilliant light of the palace, and she shivered with excitement as they drew near. The magnificent door swung open at their arrival. The front room was full of majestic people, clothed in rich gowns. At the same time, however, their glory was insignificant compared to the king’s. As she glanced around, she suddenly noticed that her prince had undergone a great transformation. White robes were magnificently draped over him, and a crown had been placed on his head. A feast was laid out on enormous tables, and the celebrations for a wedding had begun.
Her prince then stood up. He said he had found his bride. The prince gazed down at the girl and announced with great love in his voice and face.
“This is my bride, Melody.”
Then, with a loving gaze, the prince looked into Melody’s eyes.
Are you a Christian? If so, what is one way your faith has grown?
Do you write short stories?
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