Re; A very humiliating rejection!
My first attempt to find my better half turned into a disaster. Then I was in high school and the head boy of Kisii progressive high school.
Having decided to marry after high school, I went searching for the right one according to the laid down biblical guidelines.
Although its true that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, this particular lady was without exaggeration, very charming indeed. Both of us loved each other, or so I thought. I even took her home and introduced her to my folks. They liked her although they had some reservations given that she was from another tribe.
I promised to marry her and together we came up with a plan.As far as I was concerned, I thought that my fiancee was mine and that I was done away with the subject of searching.
One day, she informed me that her uncle was coming to see her. As the head boy,I made all arrangements to welcome the first of my future relatives. I borrowed some money and prepared some food.
On the day that my "future uncle" came, my fiancee behaved in a questionable manner. For some reasons something told me that something was not right. Only time would settle all the unsettled issues. Seeing that I was the head boy and that this was my final year, I did not spend much time with them and another friend who had accompanied my future "uncle"
After that encounter,my fiancee started changing. She acted like she never knew me.Before long, I found out that the guy who had come in the name of the uncle was indeed her future husband. I just went nuts. It was hard for me to believe that one that I thought I knew very well had resulted into rejecting me.
Her behavior though,helped me to understand and appreciate Jesus's words as recorded in Mathew 7:21-23.He said, "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter the kingdom of heaven: but he that doeth the will of my father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."
This is one of the many passages that I find myself meditating every single day. Out there,
1.We have leaders of various denominations actively leading out in the work of God.
2.We have Pastors,who are preparing many for the soon return of our Lord.
3.We have Church elders,deacons and...... name them.
4.We have Men and women with a rare talent in music. They sing like angels(though in reality we don't know how angels sing.) The point is that when they sing, they touch and convert.
5.We have Tel-evangelist whose congregations are numbered in thousands.
6.We have millions who are called by the name of Christ.
As far as the world is concerned,these are all fine people who have given themselves to the work of God.
But there are certain things about all these God's people that we don't know but God alone knows.And that is why, at the end of the day, God alone will face them and say" Depart from me for I don't know you" What a day that will be!
As someone has said,and rightly so,there will be three surprises when we get to heaven.Here they are:
1.There are people that we knew will be there but will not be there.
2.There are people we knew will not be there but will be there.
3.To find yourself there.
Which category do you belong to? I don't know! The good news though is that I hear John saying loud and clear "Behold the lamb of God that taketh away the sin of the world"-John 1:29
Iam indeed thankful that there is still time to search my inner person and motives and plead with the man of Nazareth to forgive and accept me. How about you my friend?
Just a thought.
Pastor Absalom N.Birai
Akelo nyar Kager, email@example.com
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