Come unto me
by Mobayode Akinsolu
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You will rise again to stand on the shoulders of giants; thereat, you will see far beyond the visions of today. Your nursed ambitions will merge into fruition. You shall build up castles of love, prosperity and blissfulness on the foundations of faith and hope. You will latch on what needs to be done in every time and season. If only you will dwell daily in my tabernacle and accept my gift of love (Psalm 91:1). I will be a sure forte for your weary soul and a healing balm for your broken heart. I will mend your unscrupulous ways and I will redirect your ill will (Isaiah 40:4). Your dry stream will spring forth waters and your deserts will yield vegetations (Isaiah 43:19). If only you will come unto me.
The day is nigh and the hour has come when nations and individuals seek after a place of liberation; an altar where are all hearts are spiritual and true (John 4:23-24). The time is now when the penitence of your faith ought to be made manifest in the wondrous works spoken into being by words of virtue and power (Romans 4:17). Godliness will prevail in every will (Jeremiah 24:7) and the power thereof shall be made manifest amongst men, women and children who in attitude and servitude have learnt to distinguish between the echoes of mercy innate in the whispers of love from the facades that adorn every gathering of God’s creation (1 Kings 22).
What circumstances spur the necessities in your life? And who knows what tunes the serenades from your lonely heart render in an unfeigned audition? You have questioned the veracity of prophesies and you have stood amidst the congregation in doubt of a spoken word reaching the pew from the pulpit. Of a truth, you are yet to find that aloof place where earthly gains reckon not (Hebrews 13: 12-14). Wondering in thoughts and lost in the glades, you are yet to embrace the auspices of that which was which is and which is to come (Revelation 1:8). And you least understand why the good road must appear to be narrow and the journey to eternal life must suffer to be unexpectedly long (Matthew 7: 13-14).
Though all hope seems lost and familiarities are no more, there is no waiting at the camp of retreat for the heaven bound soldier (Proverbs 24:10). You brace up only to get knocked down time and time again, but the real showdown is by the nook and it isn’t yet over (Proverbs 24:16). You are so acquainted with failure that you find it difficult to nurse the feelings of success even in the face of hard efforts. O taste and see, I am the Lord who takes delight in fiascos (Psalm 126:1). I am an artisan of radical changes. Though joys grow dim and glories pass away, I cannot change (James 1:17). May be it appears no one seems to notice your travails amidst the mixed multitude in the quest for the Promised Land. Take this to heart, let God be true and every man a liar (Romans 3:4): your good works shall never be in vain (1 Corinthians 15:58).
Your eyes reach for the altar, but you left your heart at the door (Isaiah 29:13). You long for a change, but all you’ve known to be in existence are a cold room of sinfulness, a slippery floor of fate and the face of a broken will starring in a mirror of remorsefulness. I will make thee whole and new (Isaiah 1:18 and Matthew 9:12). Even if a mistrustful zeal and an inoperable heart have made you forget and neglect the reflections of my love (Jeremiah 17:9), I am still the friend who loved you first (Romans 5:8 and John 15: 15-16). In the midst of friendships and laughter, do you still see the illusions and the placards of deceptions and unfaithfulness as you once knew? Do you feel He who placed you here and made you a child of the universe has left you to figure it all out on your own? Are you cumbered by the roller-coaster stages and phases of life? Are you carrying more weight than you can ever be able to bear? It is time to cut loose and embrace my savoury touch. I am an ever-present help in the time of need (Psalm 46:1).
‘How can this be true? How can I be so loved? Still, you question and doubt deep within your heart. Who would care for such a dog as I?’ You probe further. I am able to make a place in the palace for the pitiable man who had long dwelt in ‘Lo-debar’ knowing only the walls of dryness, aloofness and lonesomeness (2 Samuel 9). ‘But this is the world I have known, the silence that accompanies unseen shadows and a shell that never breaks in spite of an intensifying heat’, you reiterate. Nonetheless, I will move you safely over onto the other side to be a partaker of the newness and freshness of grace and truth. And remember as you stride and sojourn, I will always be with you (Matthew 28:19-20).
I am the beaming light at the end of the journey through life’s tumultuous tunnel (John 8:12). I am the oasis that awaits the approach of the solitary traveller weary and worn from the sojourn on earth’s dusty roads. Though the plight of heaviness pervades through the night, I will quicken and wake you with a blissful cheer every dawning of a new day. I’ve made outcasts to be acceptable and that which is unclean is made clean by my word (John 15:3). The once dark treacherous paths of your soul shall become the blazing highways of integrity. The haughtiness in your heart shall be removed and I will make thee of a lowly spirit (Ezekiel 36:26). I will part your deep sea of retrogression and despair and I will make a clear path for you to walk through. I will send my word from the altar of Grace and I will replace your heart of stone (Ezekiel 36:26). I will give you rest, if only you will come unto me (Matthew 11:28).
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