ENEMIES OF THE CHURCH : Episode 11 – 20

Enemies of the Church!

Composed and written by Excelrhymez
Aka Mummy E

Episode 15.

Leo stayed in the hotel room for two weeks before returning to his house. All through his stay, Rachael didn’t bother to call him or look for him. He had cried and prayed to God for Mercy, he had fasted and sought for direction and finally he decided to return home. When he got to the entrance of his house. His feet became heavy and he didn’t know if he should go in or turn back. Rachael soon stepped out. She was looking happy and fresh.

Rachael: I though you were never coming back.

Leo ignores her as he steps inside the house. He looked round as if he was trying to find something or someone around. He couldn’t tell if Rachael went ahead with Alfred or not. and he was not ready to talk to her. He walks straight inside the house and straight to the bathroom. Everywhere was neat, just as he left it.

Leo decided to live and forget and not to bother himself to know if his wife slept with Alfred or not. Knowing it would break him down and so he focused his attention on going back to church. He dressed up and prepared for the evening service. As he was about driving out Rachael stopped him.

Rachael: Are you going to church without me?

Leo: Are you going to church?

Rachael: Please wait for me o, I am going.

Rachael quickly grabs her bag and went to meet him in the car, and together they left. Members of the church who had assumed that Rev Leo travelled were so happy to welcome him back. Even Pastor Jim who seemed excited shook hands with him as he took his seat.

Rev. Leo was happy to be back, he told the church he was passing through some challenges and he needed time with God alone and that was why he was absent from church. Then he mounted the pulpit and preached on the topic “HOLDING STEADFAST TO GOD” he told the congregation the need to trust God at all times and hold unto Him no matter what may be.

After the message, so many people wept and reconciled with God for losing their faith in him, and then Reverend Leo did the unexpected.

Leo: Is Brother Gbenga in the church please? If yes please come forward.

At the mention of Brother Gbenga, Rachael sat up. She was shocked and didn’t know what was going on.
Brother Gbenga who was also surprised that Rev Leo called him was shocked too. He stood up and walked to the alter. The church was watching wondering what was happening. Reverend Leo went on his knees on the alter before Gbenga and with tears in his eyes he started talking.

Gbenga: my reverend what is going on please? Why are you kneeling before me?

Leo: I know many of us would be wondering what is going on. But I have a confession to make.

The whole congregation sat up surprised and waiting to hear what the reverend had to say. Rachael was feeling uncomfortable on her chair.

Leo: I kneel before God and before you tonight to ask for your mercy my brother and my friend.

Gbenga was still very confused.

Leo: Sixteen years ago, before I met with Jesus, I lived a rough and unholy life, I drank and I smoked when I was in the world. One night I was on my way from a night club with my girlfriend then. I was so drunk and reckless, I drove into a little girl who was trying to cross the road.

Gbenga fell on the floor, because he quickly remembered and understood what was going on.

Leo: (crying) I didn’t see her enter the road, before I knew what was happening I already hit her. I came down to check on her but she was already dead. I was so scared and terrified that when my girlfriend advised me to run away so that I won’t have to face the law, I didn’t think twice. I fled and ran away to the north. Where I stayed for three years. It was while I was there I met Jesus.

Gbenga had began to cry like a baby.

Leo: God instructed me to come back to this same town and build His church. I came here to do the will of the Lord. And I started looking for the family of that little girl. I searched and searched but could not find them. I was told that the girl’s mom couldn’t survive the shock of losing thier only child and she died a year later. And the father packed out of her house and no one knew where he was. All these years I never knew that man, the father of that girl is the same Brother Gbenga, who had been with us for the past eight years in this church.

The whole church was shocked and was looking at the drama happening in the church.

Leo: Brother Gbenga, I am very sorry from the depth of my heart. I only found out two weeks ago and that is why I have decided to confess before the church and before you. I heard you have refused to remarry all these years because you vowed to catch and punish the killer of your little girl before you can move on. Well, here I am, I will not blame you for whatever action you decide to take, if you want to call the police I am ready to pay for my sins, but I want you to know that I am deeply and sincerely sorry.

Brother Gbenga who was weeping uncontrollably stood up and walked out of the church with no one trying to stop him.

Reverend Leo remained on the floor crying, with his wife staring at him without any emotion. Pastor Jim came up and helped him out of the church into their office. He came back and closed the service.

It was a quiet moment in the house of God.

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