My name is Gwamezioku. I sat quietly but nervous about the whole thing. Chima had talked me into it and as my Boss and my friend but most importantly because of the need for clarity in the body of Christ, I accepted to do this.
As one of the technical crew came to pin the mini microphone to my collar and Stella, our make-up artiste and her assistant adjusted my hair, clothes, cleaned and powdered my face, I became lost in thought, praying to myself; Lord send us your light? .
I was lost once too.
At the peak of my storm, I remember asking Adaora in utter frustration;
“have you ever been in a crossroad where you start doubting what you thought you knew?”
“Where your confidence fades and your certainties become unsure?”…
“What do you know about Faith?”…
“What do you know about Barrenness?”
Adaora’s laboratory was unusually crowded on that day, so I had to sit at the lobby of the hospital for my turn. Adaora and I have been roommates and friends since our university days in Oyegun Hostel, Block D, Room 207. Our room was a beehive of activities; from drama and choir rehearsals to group meetings, tutorial gathering and sleepovers by friends and family members. She is an extrovert “for the Lord” and I was the quiet, tag-along kind of person. She brought me to the Cross and made me see that serving the Lord Jesus can be fun very much unlike the solemn and routinous life at my church back home. Her mantra is in Romans 14:17… “For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.” But with emphasis on “…joy in the Holy Ghost”. She was spontaneous but yet focused and determined.
She and Temilayo are somehow alike but both have been God’s source of encouragement to me. Though I met Temilayo more recently; Temi, as I call her, is the head of the “Welcome Committee” in church but her inquisitive love and boldness endeared her to me. She reminds me of Elisha in 2nd Kings Chapter 4 who took note of the need of the Shunemite Woman even when she didn’t tell him and when he asked her, she said she was comfortable but he persisted in helping her and that is Temi’s Modus Operandi.
Temi understands that everyone comes to the Cross with a burden as the Lord himself identified in Matthew 11:28 “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Or maybe she saw my inner depression.
Still waiting for the signal from the control to the camera crew, I remembered how lost in thought I was about my younger days with my friends and our life experiences. The stench of laboratory chemicals and bleaching agents by the cleaners nauseated me back to reality.
Follows me next time on this episode of My Reality; Trust and Faith