Sunshine in February

April 9, 2021


So I had some ministrations in Lagos
that will go on for three days
I left home early in the morning and
lodged in a hotel
My wife was also in Lagos that day,
At 11 pm, I finished my final ministration
for the day, I called my wife
She didn’t pick
She also didn’t return my
That was Friday night
ON Saturday morning, I called her again
before leaving the hotel
She didn’t pick
I knew something was wrong
I knew it was nothing very serious but it
was serious enough for my wife not to
want to tell me what it was
My wife is the definition of a woman
in whim there is no guile
She cannot lie for a million golden
So when something goes wrong and
she feels it might upset me, she will
keep quiet
I called the security guy and the
children’s minder both told me the
children and my wife were fine
I took my mind off it
Whatever it was would come
into the light sooner or later
Sunday came, I finished my
ministration and got home at
about 4 pm
My house was quiet
Quiet in a very strange way
The usual buzz of children and
din of the TV was not there
My wife was in Lagos, working
My daughter, the two-year-old
came to meet me
The boys aged 9 and 7 were
nowhere to be found
I turned to the housemaid
What has happened?
My two year old said said
“Daddy, cocomeyon”
The maid said “One of the boys
has broken the TV”
The 75 inches LG TV
I started laughing
I had suspected that the silence
was very pregnant
I called the boys and asked them
what happened
They tried to make it make sense
I was told about a remote control
that used the hand of one of them
as a runway as it crashed into the TV.
The TV was very expensive
My son, the one that broke it was
already in tears
I could just see myself when i was
his age
I never broke a TV but I gave my
father’s properties a run for their money
It was so bad that my father refused
to change the upholstery in our
sitting room while we were in Ibadan
until I got to JSS2
Even then, he appointed me as a sort
facility manager so that I will be extra
cautious with his new chairs
The old ones knew my name and had
my autograph all over them
I used to cut the chairs (absentmindedly
most times) with blade
I wanted to see the effect of electricity
on a grasshopper once and I used a
fork to plug the grasshopper into the
electric socket
I got the shock of my life and almost
landed in the hospital
My parents were very concerned when
I was young but I turned out right by
the power of the Holy Spirit
I considered what to do
I didn’t want him to get the impression
that what he did was okay
At the same time, I didn’t think it
deserved too much noise
I do not want my children assuming
I was elevating anything money can
buy above them
I weighed my options carefully
I turned to the culprit and told him to
go and pack his clothes,
I said “I will take you to your grandma’s
house, you will be living with her
He looked at me like…
I stood my ground
I told him to go and pack his clothes
He went to his room and started
I switched on the TV
The screen was smashed and the
view all messed up
I got some duct tape, I placed it on
the spot of the impact
I laid my hands on the screen and healed it
I turned on the TV
It turned on and the view was way better
I removed the duct tape
The volume and picture were showing
again but it was not restored to perfection
My two year old was able to navigate
to youtube and watch Coco melon
I went to my son’s room and told him
to stop packing
I said “I prayed and the TV is now
working that means God was not in
support of your moving to your
grandmother’s house”
He hugged me and cried
I hugged him back and I told him
I love him
When I got back to my room, I had
a conversation with the Holy Spirit
I didn’t want my boy’s seeing the
scar on the face on the TV
It will be a constant reminder of the
incidence and guilt may set in
I refuse to bring my children up in
an environment that does not reflect
the gospel
Old things must pass away and all
things become new
Unblameable reality was what I got in
Christ and this is the legacy my children
will grow up with by the power of the
Holy Spirit
The Supernatural will not be alien to them
The Holy Spirit reminded me that the
TV had insurance
My wife returned home all quiet
She asked me if I had been told what
happened, I told her I figured something
was wrong when she didn’t call me
She said she wouldn’t be able to keep
it from me and she didn’t want to upset
my ministrations
I thanked her
The next morning, I waited until my boys
left for school
I unhooked the TV and drove it to Lagos
with the evidence of Insurance
I bought it last year May and the incident
happened in February
The insurance cover was for a year
I got to LG store at Ikeja
I explained what had happened
I was told LG will be responsible for
80% of the purchase cost
I will cough out the balance
Two of their staff members followed me
to the car to carry the spoilt TV
into their store
As they were carrying it out of my car,
a car parked beside us
The passenger, a lady jumped out and
“Brother Gbenga, Brother Gbenga, GSW”
I didn’t know her
Her husband also came around
They both greeted me warmly
The lady said the last time they saw me
they were in India for her husband’s
surgery and I was praying with them
via video call
She told me one pastor friend introduced
them to me and we had never met
She said “My husband died after
the operation, he died in the ICU”
I held on to your word
You had told me that we will both
return to Nigeria alive
I prayed for about two hours after I
was told that he didn’t make it but
God came through
They were packing him up when he
was discovered to be alive
Miraculously, he recovered and we
both came back home alive as you
(I can remember vaguely that I prayed
with them in late 2019 but things had
moved so quickly since then that I had
to take most of what she said for it)
The husband hugged me and so did
the wife
They were very grateful
Then they asked me what I was doing
in LG
I told them what happened and my plan
to make sure my children return home
to meet a brand new TV
They went into LG with me
The husband bought a 55 inches TV
I chose an 82 Inches TV since LG didn’t
have the 75 inches in stock
I was supposed to pay a certain amount
of money to make up the difference
The couple insisted on paying the
difference that i ought to pay after
the insurance
I tried very hard to dissuade them but
they wouldn’t hear it
I concluded my business with LG and
the 82 inches TV was loaded into my car
Just as I was about to leave, the wife s
aid “We bought this for the children’s
sitting room sir.
Let them manage their own TV so that
they won’t put you through this stress
The 55 inches TV was bought in my
name and it was also duly insured
I didn’t have to pay a penny on it
I left LG at 12 pm
I drove back to my house, (I picked
the wall hanger and technician on
the way)
The TV’s were installed
When the school bus dropped my
children by 3pm that day, they met
a brand new TV in the sitting room
and a pleasant surprise in their room
The Lord fulfilled the desire of my
heart to the letter
I shared the testimony with the
GSWMI family and promised myself
i will share it later in the year on a
day like today

PS: Today is Mr. Pascal’s Birthday
He was the one the Holy Spirit
redeemed from the grave and brought
back to life after he had been
pronounced dead in India.
Happy Birthday sir and may my
God bless you

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