Tuesday 1st October 2019 Prayer Devotion
Scripture Reading:- Genesis 37:1-36
Topic:- The Payback God, [Olorun Esan]
Text:- Genesis 37:9
I was with my Father days ago, and while discussing Nigerian politics, he said briefly after hours of Political jawjaw with him. “Well, May be that’s why I just can’t be a Nigerian politician.”
Me: Lol. See you, You don’t know what you are missing baba. By now, you should have political networks here and there and plenty political cash. I jokingly teased him.
Him : Missing What? See you. So you don’t know whatever you sow, you shall reap? May be not now, but generations to come. If you steal 1naira from people, you will pay back in folds whether now or later or from your unborn generations. Well, follow Me, Let me tell you a folklore story.
Me: Okay sir. Following.
“Once upon a time, a rich man was traveling on a business journey to another town. While on it, he decided to ease himself in the bush, so he placed all his belongings on one side, bulk of it are big sums of money from sales of all his properties to get a new business deal in the new town.”
Then suddenly, a reckless playful monkey came. The idiot saw all the money and decided to play with it. It took it to a nearby stream and sprinkles all the notes on the water and left.
At the same stream is a poor blind old man who only came to the Stream to bath and wasn’t aware that money is lying fallow where he is.
Well, rich man finished his “Igbonse” Eased up and started looking for his money. He became impatient and started shouting. “Who the hell took my money? Who is that thief? Show yourself if you are man enough.”
While doing this, he saw foot paths and saw the empty bag of the money on the ground, which the playing monkey must have dropped. “The thief must have taken this route, and he left for the stream side.”
Before he arrived, a little girl who had come to the stream to fetch water, had left with all the money notes she met at the stream, leaving the old blind, who is about leaving and walking in bits to his home.
The rich man eventually reached the stream and met the old blind man. “Ehn! You, did you take any money here?” The rich man angrily asked.
Old blind man was shocked, and asked “which money? I’m a blind man, I can’t see, I only manage to get here from my hut to bath daily.”
“You bloody liar. Keep pretending, you are a thief! I will waste your life and end mine, if you don’t show me where you keep my money now” Rich man fumes. And in seconds, he killed the old Man and killed himself.
Well, In all these, a watching bird on the tree asked. “God, this is too complex to understand, why do you allow the blind man to die for the sin he doesn’t commit? This is Aditu ooo ! Mystery.”
And God said, poor bird, you are only seeing today, you can’t see the past. You see that Blind man? His father was the one that killed the father of the Rich in a land tussle when they were so young.
You see again, the poor girl that took away all the money at the stream is the grandchild of an honest businessman who was duped in a business deal by the father of the rich man and the former later committed suicide.
You see that monkey? It is called the equalizer and payback spirit called “Esan”.
Moral: Whatever you do in this life. There’s a payback period.
“Esan a ke”. In whatever you do, always remember the Olorun Esan.
Prayer Point:- Oh Lord God, help me to continue to do good always so that good will come back to me, in the name of Jesus Christ.
Happy Independent and New Month! www.timogundelejesu.com