Friday, August 28, 2020


Years ago, I was preparing to go home from work when I came upon a Facebook post by Fela Durotoye. In response to that post, I submitted a write up tagged "The Nigeria Of My Dreams" and I was pleasantly surprised to learn that as the winner, I had been selected to share the day with Fela at the Eagle Square on October 1st, 2010.

Adebayo Martins and Fela Durotoye 

When we met, besides praying heartily for me, I received my copy of a presidential invite that gave access to the venue for the independence day celebration. The event of that day inspired another write up: Granny's Diary.

One of the reasons I believe someone would be honored to receive such an invite might be because scarcity increases value and obviously, not too many people get to be invited by a president or king. This event occurred about a decade ago and only recently, I began to ponder on that event in the light of this scripture:

37 On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. 

38 He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”  

John 7:37-38 NKJV

Here we see Jesus the King, give an "open-ended" invitation in a way that no earthly king would. His call was to “anyone”. Kings and presidents on earth would most likely give an invitation to a banquet or feast with strict security for selected guests and a few reserved tables. Not Jesus. His invite was and still is to us all.

1 “Ho! Everyone who thirsts, Come to the waters; And you who have no money, Come, buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and milk Without money and without price.

2 Why do you [a]spend money for what is not bread, And your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, And let your soul delight itself in abundance.

3 Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear, and your soul shall live; And I will make an everlasting covenant with you—The sure mercies of David.

Isaiah 55:1-3 NKJV

Trust me, I don't know Him as much as I desperately desire to yet. But with the very little of Him that I know, I can tell you with all certainty: He's a wonderful Father.  

If you don't know God for yourself, I highly recommend Him to you. Please note, this is not an invitation to a religion, it’s a call to a relationship; a true relationship with God.

To further this discuss, I would like to recommend this note to you: An Evening To Remember. If this post blessed you, kindly share with someone or post a comment below.

God bless you.



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