I shrugged my shoulders and replied, “that is because you people chose to believe her. I tried to explain myself that very day, but you were not ready to listen to me, she lied all through.”
I explained the original version of the story to them in details, how we got so close as friends,
and how she later tried to lure me into having sex with her but she failed…… In short, the truth finally came out and I was justified
They were all really sorry for jumping into conclusion in the first place. “We should have known, how could a lady be so bold to the extent of declaring the number of times she had committed abortion, in the public for that matter? We should have been suspicious but we were bought by her lies, probably because of the crocodile tears she was shedding.”
One of the ladies replied sympathetically. “Anyway, I will advise that you steer clear of her and be more careful in future. She is too dangerous and desperate. Only God knows where she is now, yet she told people that she was travelling to her home town. She must be a ‘runs girl’.” One of the guys responded and added, “by the way, why didn’t you come to work all these while?” “Well, I decided to stay back at home. I was really shocked with all the lies she told that I had to go into a 3day fasting in order for God to come to my aid and as you can all see, HE did. “Hmmmmmm! They all chorused, nodding their heads, God did hear your prayers after all.
All glory to God. He truly answers prayers. He is faithful…” I saw them off and came back to my room with a renewed form of energy. I felt an exceedingly great joy within me, it was as if a big burden was lifted off my shoulders. I burst into songs of praise. I praised God till 6pm, then I broke my fast. I called the Corper’s fellowship coordinator and told him about the encounter I had and how God fought for me. He praised God with me and advised me to move into the Christian Corpers’ lodge till we finally pass out. I took to his advice immediately.
I moved my belongings the following day, I couldn’t afford to take any chances, it would be
safer for me to stay there, who knows the strategy Faith may want to use again…?
I saw less of Faith since then. She came to my PPA twice, trying to gain some sympathy from my colleagues but they all snubbed her, none of us gave her attention, so she gave up……”
BACK TO THE HOTEL ROOM
Dayo looked at Foluke straight in the eyes and said, “believe me please Foluke, I never set my eyes on her since we concluded our Youth Service until this morning that she appeared at the restaurant. I don’t have an idea of how she
got to know about our wedding or the venue of our honeymoon. I am so sorry that I didn’t tell
you when all these happened. That was the greatest mistake I made.
I thought Faith was gone forever, I never knew she would resurface in my life again. The most painful part is that she kept saying ‘I used and dumped her’. I never had sex with her. I was a virgin until this morning, please believe me.”
Foluke shook her head where she was seated. She uttered not a word, though she was convinced that what her husband told her was the truth. At last, she held her husband’s hands and responded, “we all make mistakes, I made mine too by not telling you what I passed through during my childhood. Not confessing some things about our pasts to each other may have grave consequences.”
“Forgive me please,” Dayo pleaded.” Of course I have forgiven you honey, I am sure God led us to each other, I can’t lose you for any reason, I am sorry too, thank God for Rev. Felix counselling.” Foluke replied.They hugged each
other for a long time, glad to be reunited again.
There was a loud knock on the door. The couple were surprised, ‘who could that be?’ Foluke whispered. The door opened. It was Foluke’s mum. She was surprised to see the couple holding each other closely.”
“What kind of game is this Foluke? I thought you said your marriage was on fire?” You nearly gave me a high blood pressure. Foluke’s mum queried
angrily. “I am sorry mum, the fire had been put out.” Glory to God.
“We are sorry mum, it was a slight misunderstanding”, Dayo put in.” “Oh really? Do you know how worried I was?” And what kind of misunderstanding was that just a few hours after you two were joined together in holy matrimony? You children of nowadays, I don’t seem to understand, thank God I have not call Rev. Felix….. “It’s alright mommy,”
Foluke cut in. The devil only waged a war but he had been defeated.” “Hallelujah!” Dayo replied, ” we are victorious!”
“It’s alright then,” Foluke’s mum replied, “I shall take my leave. I am glad all is well. May the peace of the Lord be with you. Your marriage will be as solid as the rock, unmovable, unshakeable in Jesus name.”
“Amen!” The couple chorused.
“Now mum, you will need to excuse us please, we need to enjoy our honeymoon.” Foluke said, holding her husband by the waist. “Yes mummy,” Dayo concurred. Foluke’s mum feigned an angry look and hissed. “Unserious souls, after you dragged me to your honeymoon, now I am the unwanted visitor right?
They all laughed as Foluke’s mum made her way to the door while the couple followed closely to see her off. On their way back to the room after mother left, Dayo swept her bride off her feet into his arms and gave her a peck on her cheek. ” Now, shall we finish our unfinished business? The devil had been put to shame!” Yea, Foluke replied happily. Glory to Jesus!
The couple relocated to Abuja a month after their wedding. They got good jobs and gave birth to two beautiful girls, Sharon and Samantha.
They neither saw nor heard of Faith anymore. The LORD silenced their accuser. Foluke and Dayo experienced peace in their marriage because they allowed Jesus to take the lead in their lives and home.
* Dear sister, Are you allowing Jesus to take the lead in your relationship or your home?
Foluke was a praying woman, the devil fled for her. The ship of their marriage would have wrecked since the very first day of their honeymoon but JESUS said no.
Allow Jesus to take charge of the affairs of your life.
With Jesus in the boat, you can smile at the storm.
may our marriage be blissful in Jesus Name. Amen
Drop a lesson, if u gained anything…. Thanks for reading to the end..