Today, as I was driving along Jalan Tanjong Tokong near the Bomba, a little girl in baju kurung, a heavy school bag was crossing the road. She is probably 8 or 9 years old.
I was grimacing and telling my little boy who was sitting at the back, “Oh my God…the poor girl has to cross this road on her own….Sheeesssh…(indicating pain)”
Though there is a traffic light, it is still very dangerous because she is so short and motorbikes sometimes zoom past zebra crossing when they think the road is clear.
My boy said from the back,”So, mom….we must pray for her that she is not knock down and die.” Eerily true.
Then, further down near Prima Tanjung, we saw another heart stopping thing. A man was riding a bike. His son in primary school uniform was sitting behind and he was holding on to a pink jacket. And I felt my blood drained and get cold feet when I caught a glimpse of his younger sister dozing off in front. Her head was bobbing up and down on the father’s bike. So, what her brother did at the back was sort of ‘tying’ the little sis to the father’s body, while having something to hold on. Remember that the father is not only fetching the two kids but also two big school bags so he really have many things to balance.
And yes, the same ‘die’ prayer is heard again from the back. He said, “We must pray they don’t get accident and all three die.”
But he added, “I also thank Jesus I got mommy to fetch me in aircond car and I can eat icecream (which we bought from Botanical Gardens) mint and chocolate chips flavour.”
So, the next time you see someone less fortunate, remember to pray they are protected and remember to thank God you have what you have and be thankful for it.