I lost the zeal for work that day. I couldn’t even face my colleagues anymore. All I wanted was to be alone, alone with my God. I knew I had made mistakes already, I was too careless, I got carried away by her fake hospitality. I have never come across such an height of desperation in any lady in my entire life.
My heart was pounding, my head was aching, my legs turned to jelly. I knew I had to seek the comfort of my room that very moment. I headed towards the school gate and home, I went. I neither saw nor heard anyone all the way home, even though I walked through the market.
I felt alone in the whole wide world. All I knew was that I entered my room and sat on the bed. I ruminated over the recent turn of events. I regretted the fact that I didn’t tell my colleague, the one I visited the previous night about my encounter with Faith. If only I did, I would have a witness. I knelt near my bed and cried to God for repentance. My tears flowed freely. The most painful aspect of the whole matter was that I have always been the one preaching Jesus to these colleagues of mine. Quite painful, so shameful…
My cell phone rang suddenly interrupting my thoughts. I trembled when I saw the caller. It was the Coordinator of the Christian Corpers’ Fellowship. After the greetings came the instruction: “Bro Dayo, your attention is needed at the Christian Corpers’ Lodge this evening please, we need to clarify some issues… ”
Jesus! ” I whispered. I felt like dying immediately. My guess is as good as yours. Faith had gone to the Coordinator’s PPA to report me to him. She told him the same lies.
I actually went to the Corpers’ Lodge to see the coordinator that very evening. He was really a spiritually matured brother. His name is brother Mike he is the president of Anglican Youth Fellowship of his Church. After he had told me everything Faith said, he asked me what I had to say concerning it. I narrated everything to him from the beginning to the end. He listened with rapt attention. After I ceased talking, he spoke to me in clear words that restored my hope, I will never forget him. He said: “Bro Dayo, while Corper Faith was talking, I sensed it in my spirit that something was wrong somewhere. I knew you must have made some mistakes and I think by now, you have learnt your lessons but I pray the LORD will fight for you. I will get in touch with you once I am able to speak with Corper Faith.”
I thanked him and dragged my feet home. I slumped on my bed and cried, “LORD, please vindicate me!” I decided to embark on a 3day dry fasting which commenced the following day. I refused to go out of my room except for when I needed to bathe or use the toilet. I didn’t bother going to work. My major prayer points were that of repentance and that the LORD should vindicate me. I didn’t see Faith all through the three days I spent at home but I overheard one of the neighbours telling someone that she travelled to her home town.
A loud knock on my door on the third day of my fasting woke me up from sleep. It was in the afternoon, I just finished praying before I slept off……….
I struggled to get off my bed, i was weak already. Reluctantly, I walked to the door after I recognized the voice of one of my colleagues amidst other voices. I opened the door…… I was surprised and at the same time scared to see the same set of people that Faith had deceived earlier. My heart skipped a beat. I checked to
see if Faith was among them but she wasn’t. I only noticed a young woman whose face wasn’t really familiar to me but she had a striking resemblance with Faith. Beside her stood a little girl of about three years old……….
To be continued…