THE NEIGHBORHOOD 24

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“Okay, let’s go and see how she’s doing?” George said.

They got to Monica’s house and knocked on the gate all they could but there was no answer. They decided to enter but the gate was closed.

Cyrus decided to call her.
Inside her room, Monica had got all the drugs needed to take her life.
She couldn’t stand the thought of having disappointed God in such a short while. She said her last prayers and was about to swallow the pills when her phone rang.

She chuckled, took the phone and was about to cut the call when she saw that it was Cyrus.

“Foolish boy, why is he calling me? Infact, let me answer it and tell him my mind,” She thought to herself.

Cyrus: Hello

Monica: Yes, what do you want from me? You foolish boy…

Cyrus: Monica, see I’m sorry for what happened. Please forgive me.

I’m infront of your house now. Someone really wants to see you now.

“Let me talk to her,” George said.

George: Hello Monica, I’m George and I have a message for you. God wants you to know that he loves you no matter what.

The line dropped.

“She cut the call. I guess she’s still angry at you for what happened,” George said.

“So what do we do?” Cyrus asked.

“Let’s wait for a while and if she doesn’t come out then we can leave,” George answered.


Abigail was responding to treatment. When she opened her eyes, she saw her parents and attempted an apology but her parents restrained her. She felt so bad about all that had happened and wished time would go back.

She remembered all that had happened. She had gone to see the doctor with Harriet. After the abortion, the doctor gave her some drugs and told her she would be fine. However, she wasn’t feeling fine. It was the next morning that she woke up in pain and realized that she was bleeding. That was all she could remember.

Even as she laid down helplessly, she was full of regret. If only she had listened to her parents initially, all these wouldn’t have happened.

George, Cyrus and the rest waited for a while in front of Monica’s house. Then Monica came out and bid them to come in. They got in and after exchanging pleasantries, Cyrus apologized but Monica said nothing. Then George began to speak.

George: Let’s pray. Father, we thank you for your love for us no matter what we do. Give us insight into your love in Jesus name.

“Amen,” They chorused.

George: I would love for us all to know that God loves us and does not condemn us. It may seem light or even be a cliché but it’s the truth and very powerful. In Romans 5:7, we see that God showed us his love when we were still sinners. So that shows that even when we were in sin, God did not hate us, he actually loved us and sent Jesus Christ to take our place of sin and die for us.

Now if you have accepted Jesus as your Lord and savior, you should know that God does not condemn you. Jenny, please read Romans 8:1 to us.

Jenny: Romans 8:1
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

George: The bible says there’s no condemnation for us in Christ. In the original rendition, it just says that there’s therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus. There was no condition attached. The condition was attached by the translators.

George: Now, to condemn means to pass judgment on someone because of something they have done. That’s what the devil likes to do. He tells you that because you have sinned, God is mad at you, you will pay for it, you will never succeed and God can never love you. Or because you committed abortion, you can never give birth or because you impregnated someone and rejected it, you will never have a child when you want one.

George: Brothers and sisters, sin is wrong and deadly. I hate sin to the bone. But the Word clearly says that there’s no condemnation for us in Christ Jesus. So God does not condemn us for our sins and it’s for a righteous reason. The reason is that Jesus has already paid for our sins.

George: He paid for the sins of the smoker, the arm robber, the one who aborted a baby and the one who impregnated someone and denied it. So they need not pay again. You don’t pay for the same thing twice. Jesus already paid for your sins and so you don’t have to pay again.

“Amen, ” Joshua, Jennifer and Cyrus chorused….

To be continued…

KREATIVE SANDY

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