Meet The Cover Girl -Vol 2
One of the top questions we were asked regarding the first edition was who the lady on the cover was and why we did not use a famous face. Well, we would love to answer that in this edition. One of the reasons why the magazine was named “The Christian woman” was to highlight the vision that the focus of the publication is on the everyday believer who may not seem very important to in the world today. We want to speak to the believer regardless of status by teaching Godly words which is applicable to our every day lives in a simple and relate-able fashion.
So let’s listen to our Cover Girl, Titilope Olokunde, share her heart with us.
“I could write many tales of how I came to know the Lord and the ultimate end will always be the same; only by grace.
I used to think I was a Christian. My parents said it, my bio-data said it, my every Sunday church going said it; even the cloths I wore screamed ‘Christian!’ Or so I thought. My assurance of my religious status started to wobble in my teen years as I became more aware of the world I live in, the wonders of creation and why the world seemed so evil.
I was admitted into a university where students were coerced to attend chapel services and be in one group or the other just to make sure students were participating in ‘holy’ stuff. In the first two years, I was amazed by the ideologies that used to be said by ‘men of God’ about the gospel. Texts from scripture I didn’t understand, I depended on these men to provide answers. But entering into my third year, the things that used to marvel me started to turn sour in my mind. I was beginning to ponder, even after attending Bible Foundation classes, upon so many foundational truths I had missed, skipped, ignored or just read through. I had been living a passive Christian life. I started to search for truths. I read only the Bible and stored away other books since that was the source other Christian writers drew their literature. I started to ask questions concerning things that had been left unanswered for so long. It was after meeting good friends provided by the Lord that I saw I wasn’t just living a passive Christian life. I wasn’t a Christian at all!
I was stuck in a quicksand of despair and despondence for what felt like a lifetime. I was so deep in self destruction and there was nothing that could be done. “I would be destroyed alongside this evil world. I fit right in after all” is all I could fill my mind with. But light, light so bright it cast out darkness beckoned to me; that’s what it felt like. Christ the Redeemer. Whose blood is so pure, it reconciled me back to God, whose blood was so shed, I was forgiven. Whose death was so real, I didn’t have to suffer that promised destruction. Whose life so eternal, that I would live free of sin. Oh how glad I became, that a wretched soul like me could receive amazing grace. Someone so evil could be looked upon and pulled out of darkness into marvelous light.
Today, I live each day grateful to the Eternal God who showed mercy upon a worm as myself, cleansed me of shameand dressed me in the robe of righteousness.”
How sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.