I spent another three years in prison before completing my book.
Pastor James and Joyce were my best buddies, they always came visiting, they followed me for my studio sessions. They became my P.R.O, they took letters for me from fans, sorted out important ones and brought them for me.
They brought homemade food anytime they came, we played cards within the 10 minutes visiting time.
The Prison was also home for me, as I had become friends with the warders and most of the inmates. I led a lot inmates to Christ. The prison was another ministerial assignment for me.
Exactly, five years of staying in prison, I released my book through the help of Pastor James and his wife Joyce… It was an autobiography of all that happened, and how I was saved by Grace despite being in prison.
The book started topping the charts, it was selling in millions. People were buying the copies like water. Pastor James was in charge of my marketing.
Practically everyone was talking about the book, so it didn’t come as a surprise when I had a visitor and it turned out to Daniel, my husband…
The moment I entered the visiting room, I wanted to hug him out of excitement of him being alive, I restrained myself, but before I knew what was happening he had hugged me so tight…
“My Grace…” Daniel said… He just called me “My Grace” just the way he used to call me, “Has he regained his memory” I thought silently as I patiently waited for his next reaction. “My Grace. I knew I had met you somewhere, I thought it was a former life, but as I read the book, it seem like you were bringing back my memories” he said with tears flowing down his face.
“I am sorry for everything I did!” I said.
“No, I forgive you… Anyone could have done what you did, under those circumstances, we all have different ways we commit sin and try to cover our tracks. I forgive you wholeheartedly…” Daniel said as he was touching my face…:
“How have you been coping?’ he asked with tears still flowing down his face..
“Thank you so much, thank you Daniel… how are you doing now? Your wife and kids…?”
“My kids are fine, but as regards my wife, I should be asking you that question, how are you doing? You are my wife… so how are you doing Grace?”
I was shocked beyond words as I didn’t understand where Daniel was heading with this conversation…
“I mean the woman your mother married for you…” “She is not my wife, the marriage was based on falsehood, and besides I can’t be married to two women at the same time, you are my wife whom I never divorced… the kids are adopted so, they are mine…, but if she insists on taking them, Let her take them, then we can adopt ours…
Was Daniel in his right frame of Mind, did he know what he was talking about? I was a prisoner…
“Daniel, I am in prison, I can’t be your wife anymore”
“On our wedding day, we made a vow, and that vow was to stay for better, for worse. We promised to stay together through the best times and worse times… we had our 12 years of “for Better” so I won’t leave you now, when it has become “for worse”… you will always be my wife…” Daniel said…
“Daniel, I have committed adultery against you, murder and yet you want to still stay with me?”
“As disastrous as the sin Eve committed by making her husband and mankind sin against God, God never replaced her. God didn’t change her, Even God knew it is “For Better, For Worse”.
I couldn’t wrap my head around this, I sat down looking at Daniel thinking to myself, “God, why this so much love and Mercy?”
But as beautiful as this looked, I wasn’t sure this could work out… but Daniel had it all figured out.
SHORT BREAK …. ,
NOTE: A LIFE WITHOUT GOD CANNOT BE GUARDED FROM THE EVILS OF THE DEVIL AND THE WICKED… IF YOU ARE YET TO MAKE GOD YOUR FRIEND… NOW IS THE TIME… OR HAVE YOU MADE THE DECISION TO FOLLOW JESUS CHRIST BEFORE BUT SUDDENLY FELL INTO A LITTLE SIN THAT HAS TAKEN YOU FAR FROM HIM? IT’S TIME TO LET HIM CLEAN UP THE MESS.
SAY A PRAYER TO GOD, ASKING FOR HIS MERCY OVER YOUR PASSED LIFE, AND ENTRANCE INTO YOUR LIFE. ASK HIM TO GIVE YOU A NEW RECORD FROM HENCE. DECIDE NOW NEVER TO RETURN TO YOUR VOMIT.
Thank God for saving your soul
To be continued……..
© Opeyemi Akintunde