The Presidents Visit...
I noticed road works on the road leading to the industrial layout. It’s been a whole pile of rubbish for so long with horrible potholes. And the little portholes on the tarred roads within the layout were being filled up… That’s until I realized President Jonathan was coming to town and he would be coming to the industrial layout to commission the factory next door to ours. There was a crash work on the road construction. I refused to get irritated with that fact. It's for my good in the end, I've had to suffer bumping on that road everyday for the past couple of weeks, my mum has suffered that for months. Any little upgrade is welcome, be it eye service or not.
The governor’s wife who never stays in town came home two days before the visit and took over the planning, you would think she lived in the state and not the various countries she's always at or in Abuja… Her NGO billboard of years ago was pulled down and a fresh one put up… make it look like she’s been busy and such a gem of the state.
I wish the president would choose to come every couple of months, we’d be a super state in no time, with work that needs to be done completed in record time.
I’m sure many of us would be excited if the rules were changed… God would give a forewarning before he comes. To enable us work on every pothole in our life. Especially, the really messy ones. I would be excited; I’d hurriedly fill up the tiny irregularities in my life. I would grade and tar the major road that has been neglected in my life. I would run back into the charity works I ought to have started and like our first lady, put a new bill board displaying my wonderful works.
Wouldn’t it be great? To be told before time, to be given a chance to prepare for his arrival and impress him enough to take us with him when he comes? (I’ve come to realize he’s not easily impressed with our dancing round in circles trying to please him with our eye service, but then...)
I didn’t think of it this way when I thought to write this, but it just occurred to me that he’s actually sent an advance team to warn us of his arrival, and we’ve been so nonchalant about it. We’ve been foretold, and this is the time to prepare, but unfortunately many of us don’t care about filling up the potholes and building up the rough edges of our lives, we really don’t care.
Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains. (Matt 24:4-9)
These are just some of the things leading to the end… False preachers, wars and rumor of wars, earthquakes, famines etc.They are things we see everyday in the news and all around us. It helps us confirm Christ's words.There's no doubt the end is near... near could be in our life time or that of the generations after us. It could be the next minute, not when Christ comes, but when we die. The end could be anything and anytime.
It’s time to call in the construction companies and start some serious road works on our lives.
God help us.