Come Rain, Come Shine, I'm Eating This Supper!
I was cooking jollof rice and suddenly remembered the dispute about which is better, Nigerian jollof rice or Ghanian jollof rice lol. I believe Nigerian jollof rice is better but hey, I might be a little biased lol. While thinking about this, I recalled an incidence which all started with a gift card my husband and I received to a few select restaurants.
We had received this gift card from a friend to some restaurants we had never tried before. We finally selected one after reading a few reviews and started heading to its downtown location. It was going to take us at least 25 minutes to get there but hey, it was worth the wait. We finally got there, just to realize the parking lot was full, which is no surprise with downtown locations. In fact, some guests had made one of their passengers to get out of the car to wait for a parking spot, as another car was pulling out. It was indeed a desperate situation J. After circling the parking lot a few times to see if anyone else would be exiting, we began to deliberate whether we should simply visit a different restaurant or find parking further away from this restaurant. Realizing it had taken us some time to get there, and after seeing many people at the restaurant waiting, our appetite was really awakened. We decided to park far away and walk down to the restaurant. At this point, the clouds began to gather and darken. It was apparent that rain was on the way.
We asked to get seated but unfortunately, most seats inside were already taken and we had a choice to either seat outside, wait for available seats inside, or leave. It was such a dilemma because we really wanted to eat but at the same time, we did not want to get wet and have dinner ruined. We decided to take the risk of eating outside.
The waitresses and manager were so nice to bring us some standing umbrellas for shade and some blankets. At the sight of the blanket, I knew this was serious!! Our food was served and as we started taking some bites, it started to drizzle. We continued eating with the hopes it would fade away but it didn’t. The wind became a bit violent and the drizzle became a bit heavier. It became really windy and some bottles were being blown off the other tables. At this time, we knew we had to either eat up or get wet. Luckily, it wasn’t a huge meal, so we were nearing the end of it but wow, they had really tasty vegetables and at this point, I was determined to eat it all (One of the best I had ever eaten).
Before we rounded up our meal and ran inside the restaurant, we noticed that we were not the only ones courageous enough to defy the rain by eating outside. We also noticed a family sitting next to us. We started laughing at how willing we were to eat, despite the situation. I jokingly made a comment that the restaurant could literally record a clip of us eating outside despite the weather for their commercial, with the tag line: “come rain, come shine, customers don’t mind eating at our restaurant”.
Finally, I had the last piece and we ran inside the restaurant to take shade and quickly pay for our meal.
But let me ask you this question, “How Hungry Are You For The Word of God? Is the word of God more valuable than the meal we were eating, that regardless of life’s situations, you will keep consuming it? Or has life become so busy, that the word of God is less appealing to you?
Psalms 119: 103 NLT says “How sweet your words taste to me; they are sweeter than honey.”
The word of God is God taking the time to speak specifically to you. It’s so sweet, filled with promises, assurance, encouragement, enlightenment and corrections but in order to unfold the depth of truth that lies within the word of God, you need to open your heart to Jesus Christ. Jesus said in John 14:6, “ I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the father except through me”.
If you will like to make Jesus, your Lord and personal saviour, please repeat this prayer:
“Lord Jesus Christ, I believe you are the Son of God and I believe You died for me on the cross of Calvary. I know I am a sinner and today, I come to You to forgive me of all my sins and to make me a brand new creation. I accept You as my personal Lord and Saviour. Thank you Lord for forgiving me and making me born again, in Jesus name, Amen”.
Congratulations!!!! You are now born-again (It simply means a new born baby in Christ and there is loads of celebration in heaven because of YOU! J)
If you made this decision, please leave a comment on this post or reach out to us at https://www.cccghq.org/contact/
By: Pastor Ibukun Adewusi