After the settlement meeting last night with my girls, coz we ended up quite late, we decided to eat in a fastfood chain.
When we entered the premise, I noticed a man eating with lots of used utensils on his table. I felt bad for him because no one among the crews initiated to fix his messy table. I proceeded at the counter and order our food and forgot about the man.
As we were eating, my two girls were sitting on the side where they could clearly see the eating manner of the man whom I am talking about. They told me how stressful he eats, I looked back and observed too. Try to imagine whats’s on his table: 6 plates, 8 glasses of either water or sofdrinks because some of them were empty, sachets of catsup and lemons. I can feel the stress and so my girls. Upon observing, approximately he could eat another round of spoonfull after 5 minutes. He kept on grinding the chicken and I do not what’s his segregating. Not really normal. :(
We decided to ask the crew near us about the messy table of the man and why he’s eating such style. The crew said that he is a regular customer and he normally eats for five hours, starts at 5:00pm, ended at 10:00pm. Our eyes blurted when we heard it. O_O
Again, we observed him and everyone got the message to pray for him. Oh! Obedience time again…Yes, at 10:00pm, he’s done and so we were. He went out and we immediately carried our feet and followed him. We paused for a moment when we reached the exit. Wahahaha. Mixed emotions, fear and whatever feelings were arising but the enemy’s failed. We were able to go to the man. I greeted him first, he was shocked, we told him that we do not have any intention to solicit or something, we said that we were asked by the Lord to pray for him and reminded him that he is loved by the Heavenly Father. We introduced our names one by one and asked for his name, he said Paul. He was like teary-eyed, very unexpected coz he is a big guy, like late on his 40s. After praying, hugged him and waved goodbye.
While walking, we were amazed by what had happened. But one of my girls said that she has more to say to Kuya Paul. God said to her that Kuya Paul is a broken family and he needs love and care. The Holy Spirit convicted us, we went back and told him that there is more that God wants to tell him, love and care. He said, “yes, my family is broken.” Then, we’re shocked, on my mind – God you are amazing!
He opened up. He admitted that he was depressed after his unfortunate relationship which resulted him to have a behavioral disorder for 5 years already. Even finding for a good jeepney to ride is very difficult for him that would take him hours to wait. His eating habbit is also an effect of his struggle, he admits. He said, he’s a loner and difficult for to find friends. He has no phone, because it is useless for him to keep contacts. He is living alone. We talked to him, most of the time we listened and lasted for almost 2 hours. His face is obviously full of pain and he thinks no other thing that he can normally do aside from eating. He believed in God before, but after the broken relationship that he had there he stopped praying. He is literally doing a difficult lifestyle. Nobody is living with him, no phone, no friends and even the most important Man that could come with him, he has none.
My heart cries so hard for Kuya Paul.