“THE SCIENTIST’S GOD!”
©?Opeyemi O. Akintunde
Folabi took a journey down memory lane, he remembered the young boy he used to be. He was the Holy boy amongst his friends, thanks to his devout mother. His mother gave him to Christ. She taught him the ways of the lord as her only child. His mother was the first wife to a polygamist. His father had married five wives after her and yet his mother’s faith never wavered.
His mother made him sold out to Christ, making Folabi understand that in the midst of the envious wives his father had married, he needed to fortify himself with prayers to God.
Folabi watched his mother fast and pray practically everyday. There came a time his mother was only eating once a day and he had asked
“ Mother, you only eat once a day? Why? “
“ My son, man shall not live by bread alone but by the words that come out of my mouth, my son, I will rather feed myself with more of the Word of God than earthly food, A meal a day is fine“
Folabi’s faith soared on the wings of his mother’s faith. He became a fervent youth in the Lord.
Suddenly, she was diagnosed with Breast cancer. Folabi prayed and fasted ceaselessly. He applied the faith his mother had lived on but the God His mother had always depended on disappointed him.
His Mother died when he was 18, at the time he needed her most. He had just gained admission into the university. Prior to that time, the norm was that his mother was the one who had to plead on his behalf before his father paid his fees. His mother would go on a three day fasting before approaching his father.
Therefore to Folabi, it didn’t make sense for his Mother, a child of God to have died at a very young age of 41. Where was her God? Where was the God she prayed to? Folabi lost his confidence in that God. He turned and ever since he never returned back. He worked his way to his top.
Folabi knew it was time he reconciled with his Creator.
“ Why are you crying Uncle Folabi? Rejoice asked
“ You know What your father does to your mum, my father did same to my mother. Very Early in life, when I was 18, she died and I kind of left God, because I felt like God disappointed me, but here you are, healed before even feeling the pain. To me, it’s like you trust God so much that if you lose your mother, you won’t lose a hair over it.” Folabi said
“ You should forgive your father, For me , I am trying to finally release my dad from my heart for the way he treats my mother. He thinks he owns her and therefore she should be the one doing everything in the house as regards the chores. It’s so terrible that my father would call my mother to pick up the remote control that is seating on the table right in front of him.”
“Yes, we should forgive our fathers… Do you know your father could be regretting some of his past actions, right now I am sure he is having the pain of not been able to reach his sick wife.“
Stone was shivering, he had a high fever and he didn’t know what to do. His two boys were watching T.v.
“ If Ella was here she would be taking care of me” Stone said with regrets
“ But I hope she is fine, I hope she is not dead, but this is so terrible of me, I don’t even have any of her colleagues’ number. Not even her boss’ number. He had called all the office lines he had seen on their company website, but no one was picking up.” Stone thought
He looked around the house and saw how messy everywhere was. He struggled to stand up and got a Paracetamol. He also decided to do the house chores as the whole house was smelling like a junk house.
2 HOURS LATER
Stone collapsed on his bed sweating tired.
“ So is this what Ella does even after a long day at work? He said out loud…”Oh my God! I am a terrible person…God please find me a way to speak to my wife and daughter and forgive me for being a terrible husband. I promise to change if my wife returns.” Stone resolved
“ So I think we need to turn on your mother’s phone and calm your father, I can imagine he has been trying her line for days. He needs to know to know the situation of things. What do you think?” Folabi said
“ It’s fine, but I think we should do first things first!” Rejoice
“ Which is?”
“ You need to rededicate your life to Christ. We never know what can happen in the next few seconds… You should read that book “ Life in Veneah Kingdom” I told you about… Every of the minute we spend here on earth matters. No one knows what the next minute will bring.”
“ So thoughtful of you Rejoice… Then will you do the honour of leading me to Christ back?”
“ Lead me in The repentance prayer, that way I will be your convert… MORE credit to you in heaven!” Folabi said smiling…
Rejoice laughed …
“ I am serious !” Folabi insisted
Rejoice looked him in the eye and saw his seriousness… so she took his hand and prayed with him..,
“ Say After me… Heavenly Father, I come before you, asking you to forgive me of my sins. I acknowledge Jesus Christ as your only begotten son . I accept Him as my Lord and Saviour. Help me to live above sin and Live a righteous life that will be pleasing to you.. Amen”
Folabi said and instantly the joy he had lost for so many years came rushing back like an open tap…
For once, he thanked God for the global shutdown that reconciled him back to his Creator…
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