In my last post on The Broken Fence, I did not include how good God is and how amazing He works. His ways are past finding out and His actions explains the beginning as you get closer to the end.
While He allowed the fence to break in the right place at the right time, God allowed two little girls who initially did not even sit at the same table to form a bond. God also spared the life of a suicidal friend, who will one day surrender her life to him. I often wondered, “God, why allow me to meet this beautiful family and take them away in just weeks after our meeting. I invited Kiyung to church and she accepted my invitation, she hasn’t been yet but she will before she leaves.
I’d been praying asking God to open a door for me to share the gospel with her and Monday of this week the door opened. While our kids were playing happily Kiyung said to me: “My daughter said Elizabeth only wears skirts, she never wore pants?” If you are an Apostolic you know right away you might never have this opportunity again, so you lay it on thick with a smile and in love. I smiled and said yes, she’s right. I explained that according to the bible in Deuteronomy 22 verse 5:
God loves a distinct difference in the sexes. I spoke of other cultures around the world that dress differently from us westerners. While their clothes might seem similar, there is a distinct different between even the fabric or material that is used to make the clothing. If the woman should be seen wearing the man’s material it would be greatly frowned upon.
In America, the difference between the sexes are men wear pants and ladies wear skirts (you would never see a man in skirts and women only started wearing pants on a regular basis after World War II, when our men were fighting and the women took over their jobs working in the factories). Since God calls it an abomination, it seems pretty important to Him. Though we don’t always understand why some things are sooooo definite with God, our duty is to obey.
I asked which church she worshipped and she said an Episcopalian church close by. I then asked her if she would like to visit my church, she said: “yes, ahhhh next Sunday?” I said sure!
I met her friend that lives close by, she was so sweet and kind. She brought lunch for Kiyung but when she saw us all together she insisted we share. It was fun, I’ve never had Korean yogurt before (I don’t think my kids liked it very much though).
Though she was kind and sincere, as I looked at her I knew something was wrong. I later found out that she is suicidal. She’s unable to have children and she is having some trouble with her husband. She is severely depressed and doesn’t see the need to go on.
I asked her if she’ll miss Kiyung, she said yes, she’s her only friend here. She invited me to come by her house with my children to enjoy her private pond. I accepted. I thought to myself, so after the broken fence is fixed, the story will not end as I first believed. God has a BIG plan for us and has miraculously brought us all together for such a time as this. The broken fence was not only for our kids to play, but that souls might be saved for eternity.