Life is a journey..
I watched a movie today,it was a Yoruba movie as u would be able to tell as soon as you read the reason behind this post.
The movie revolves around a woman who had 9 children and 8 of them died within a time frame I am unsure of but judging by the plot it should be about 5 years.
Most of the children were already of working age, meaning she was supposed to just relax and enjoy the fruits of her labour and then they started dying one by one.
While she was lamenting at the 8th one's graveside ,blaming God for everything some women appeared(you get the drift na) and they offered her help which she readily accepted.
She was presented with 3 calabashes each one represented 3 different lives:
1. The son would live for as many years revealed in the calabash with riches and then die as soon as the time is up even if its 1year.
2.The son would live a long life with riches and fame, but the riches and fame have a duration that has expiry and on expiry the son will become a famous mad man.
3.The son would live a freakishly long life that he might have to be killed after living for too long, but he must never enjoy riches. Even if he comes by them by chance he mustn't spend,if he does he would die.
At the last option, I thought "what is the difference?"
My thoughts: If this woman makes her choice do I have the right to fault her?She had 9!!! and now just 1!
My prayer and my resolve: May God never put us in a dire situation beyond that which he knows we can control and may we never loose sight of God being the pillar of our lives because if anyone looses sight of God for a second there is no telling what desperate measures that person would apply.
May God give everyone the strength to keep the faith in trials and tribulation..because yes those times definitely come.
May God give us the strength to choose and remember him always...Amen!
LOVE the LORD with all your heart.