The Great Escape
She was fifteen years old when it happened, her grandfather was celebrating his 70th Birthday anniversary. The entire family had to be there. They were living in Lagos at the time and they had to travel to Ibadan. They were going to see their old uncles, aunties, cousins and other relatives. She was very excited! The journey from Lagos to Ibadan was very exciting, she counted the trailers which they overtook while her younger brother counted the buses. It was so much fun.
By the time they got to their grandfather’s house, there was a huge crowd. Her mother promptly joined the other wives to tend to the cooking. Her father joined their grandfather and the other men in preparing the place for musicians, caterers and all. The children were left to watch the television and entertain themselves. There were so many children even though the grandchildren were seventeen in number. The children of the other relatives were there too and they were watching Barney. She was too old for Barney, she tried to change the channel but the little children cried and everybody looked at her somehow. She was the first grandchild and the oldest among them. She was really bored, so she started running up and down the stairs and horsing around. At a point she felt she should go and sit down with the others and take care of her younger sister who was seven years old, but then somebody had backed the baby and she didn’t have anything else to do. Her immediate younger brother was so engrossed in the barney that he didn’t notice she was restless.
Then some of her older cousins arrived. They were from the north and closer to her age. She last saw them when she was like ten years old. There was a lot of noise and laughter, she quickly glued herself to one of them, the one nearer to her age. They went for a stroll within the compound, they watched as the music band arrived and started setting up. They saw the guests arriving from 4 pm, it was the first time she was hanging out with her older cousins. She really liked how they made her feel like a grown up. When it was about 9pm, the oldest of his older cousins took her by the hand and took her to one of the rooms. He started touching her in a strange way. She didn’t want to be rude but she didn’t like it, she told him to stop, she tried to leave the room, he pushed her fiercely. Her heart began to pound in her chest. She screamed, but her voice was drowned out by the loud music on the street. Her cousin’s eyes were steely and menacing. He rushed at her and tore out her panties. He was going to rape her. She was so scared, she just watched and prayed under her breathe as he began climb on top of her. “Jesus, please, dont let this happen to me! Jesus please, dont let this happen to me”. That was all she could say!
Just then, her mother and another woman opened the door and walked in. They didn’t know anything was going on, they were looking for a room to gossip in unheard and somehow chose that room. It was the greatest miracle ever to happen to her, it was also the worst day of her life. Her mother screamed! Her cousin retreated and ran out of the room. Her mother pounced on her and beat her silly. She didn’t even know what to say. What can she say? Her mother kept shouting; “I left her with her brothers, she left them and started following boys about”. The way her mother said it was how it happened but it made it sound as if she went looking for what happened. That was so wrong! She didn’t even imagine something like that could ever happen to her.
The issue was discussed on the family altar the next morning before prayer. Her cousin was called forward by her grandfather. He was 21 years old and he was already an undergraduate. She was just fifteen. Her grandfather told her cousin he was no longer welcomed at his house, her grandfather called her cousin a rapist and even insulted his parents. They left the house within the hour. Her grandfather apologized to her. He said he was very sure she was not to blame for what happened. He told the family he saw her cousin’s father (His brother) do the same to young girls hawking things when they were growing up in Kaduna several years before. Her grandfather said they all kept quiet then and pretended as if it was okay because of family ties. Her grandfather said he didn’t know the spirit was passed to his brother’s grandchildren. The whole family was shocked over the revelation. Her parents took it easy with her after that morning. But she had learned her lesson. Going off with strangers regardless of relationship or family ties was not a wise decision.
PS: Mobola is happily married with children. She sends in this story to help our teenagers understand through her experience the importance of obedience and wisdom. Thrill-seekers often end up in hot soup Like Dinah, the daughter of Jacob. She said she was a believer at the time and full of the Holy Spirit, but even though she felt a huge caution in her spirit that day, when she saw her cousins, she felt she was safe in her grandfather’s house and nothing bad could happen to her there. As it turned out, she was very wrong. The Holy Spirit does not give us instruction based on what we can see. He gives us instructions based on what he has seen. Heeding his voice keeps us out of trouble and leads us into the destiny he has prepared for us.
If you are reading this and you have been involved in some scandalous activities that nobody knows about or that people know about, If you have raped before or molested anybody, if you have been raped or molested if you were abused as a child, if you have been exposed to videos and pictures that corrupts the mind, dont assume it is normal. Don’t go on living your life like someone without a great destiny. Come to Jesus today and receive a brand new life. He will change you by the power of the Holy Spirit and transform your life from glory to glory. If you will like to give your life to Jesus, kindly say this out Loud; “Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior. I invite the Holy Spirit into my life today, I know the greater one now lives in me and I have divine power I shall walk in this power to the glory of God all the days of my life in Jesus name. Amen”
You are now a brand new Christkind. Your life will never remain the same again. Please send a message to gbengasamuelwemimo.com if you said this prayer. God bless you!