It’s funny how something so seemingly sturdy suddenly breaks and then you begin to see that in retrospect, there were cracks. Cracks you thought you could ignore and they would fix themselves. Cracks you thought you could hide from the world. Cracks that widened and expanded to form irreparable gutters with the things ignored floating on the surface.
Sitting there in church with his bible in his lap, Pastor Tunde was there but he wasn’t.
He looked over his notes. His sermon today was supposed to be part 3 of “Getting marriage right”.
In the background of his thoughts,Pastor Tunde could hear the choir singing.
“You are the reason why I lift my hands
Why I lift my voice
Why I sing to you”
When he told Tolu five years into their marriage that God had called him to be a pastor and to start his ministry, she had been silent. Then she had told him she couldn’t handle the pressure of being the “mummy” of the congregation. That she didn’t want to be second in his life to a God she wasn’t so sure she believed in. That she couldn’t lose herself for a calling that wasn’t hers.
He knew she would come around. And she did. She understood that God had to come first.
She always looked beautiful in her skirt suits and hats on Sunday mornings. She handled the congregation with effortless grace. They were living the life God wanted them to live.
For Pastor Tunde his perfect structure had shattered to smithereens when he walked in last Friday from his 3-day prayer summit trip to Abuja to find Tolu and their maid, Jane, groping each other on the couch.
He looked up at his tear-stained face on the projector screen. The camera men had a habit of keeping the camera on those who were moved by the worship and were in the spirit.
“You are the reason I’m alive today
I am here to say
It’s all because of you”
Hi guys! Hope life is treating you well.
I haven’t been writing a lot these days which is really sad.
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