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Topic: IT'S CHILD'S PLAY (06/06/19)
- TITLE: An easy A
By Emmanuella Ellis
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As I did this, I heard one guy tell his friends that the exam was quite difficult because he aimed for an A and he didnâ€™t think it was going to come easy. A couple of his friends shared the same thought while another just laughed and did a dance. It was an easy A for me, he said. He went on to explain seeing the look on their faces.
Apparently, it was an easy A for him not because it wasnâ€™t a difficult exam but because he sat close to a smart girl who practically had all the answers to the questions and just copied from her. They all burst out laughing while I stood there in total disbelief wondering if I did a good job. Another guy proceeded to tell his friends that the exam was practically childâ€™s play, because it was an easy C for him. Thatâ€™s all he had aimed for and he was sure he was definitely going to get a C very easily.
I wondered why he would settle for a C when he could get an A but I could understand that some people didnâ€™t find Calculus easy at all and just wanted to pass the test. Getting a C didnâ€™t always come easy and thus for him that exam was an easy C. Well, I had decided I had pretended long enough and walked on to the bus station still pondering over their comments.
I tried relating it to life. I thought about the fact that life throws us a bunch of questions which we have to work out and find answers and solutions. With every situation comes different questions and tasks that need to be completed and completed well enough. And while most people in life aim for an A by being the most successful at what they do and who they are in life, its only a few who really seem to achieve that.
The world is full of people trying very hard to meet this set target and though the tasks are completed and the questions in this life seem answered, they are not completed well enough. Instead of a pat on the back, they rather end up unfulfilled having sacrificed their peace, joy, family and even their souls in the process.
Due to the difficulty in getting an A, most people settle for a C in life because it seems attainable if they do the best they can. At the end they would say they attained an easy C. But its actually possible to get an A and an easy A based on the most high standards of grading. Life throws really difficult questions and thus this is only possible by befriending the One with all the answers and copying from Him. That guy was being smart after all.
As Christians we get an easy A from God who is the examiner because we have believed in the ability of His Son to attain the highest score. We have befriended Him and chosen to copy from Him. This is actually not wrong because there is no other way around it and thatâ€™s what He would have us do.
To get an easy A, we do what Jesus has done or would do. We get yoked to Him so that the only thing we are able to do is what He is already doing. Considering all the tasks to be completed with their numerous questions, Jesus is our only way to an A. Why aim for a C when you can get an easy A.
Moreover, its not possible to get an A or even a pass at the end of life when the most important question of eternal life and who gives it has not been answered. While many have answered some of lives toughest questions, they have still failed because they ignored that question or answered it wrongly. You just canâ€™t fail when you choose Jesus.
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