It was the usual Thursday Morning, another day for ‘Thursday Showers’, an interdenominational charismatic prayer meeting. Today like every other days, Simisola was rather reluctant to go out.
‘Simisola’, Stanley called out,as he was making his into the room to get dressed.
Stanley and Simi had been attending the prayer program for about two years go for the prayer meeting with friends who introduced them to the program.Thereafter,Stanley would drop her at the mall,where she runs a boutique,then head back to his office.
‘I am not going anywhere today’ Simi replied.
what’s the point? we have been attending this meeting for 2 years now and yet no result. I am tired! she exclaimed as she threw herself on the bed in despair.
At this point,tears started flowing down her eyes,Stanley saw the tears and quickly moved towards her,while trying to get his shirt together as he tried to button up.
“Darling, Not again, please don’t cry “, He said, trying to console her.
‘God is never late, He will never forget us”.
“Stanley,He has forgotten us, God has forgotten us. 12 years of marriage and no children. Not even one,and you are there telling me he has not forgotten ! please spare me your sermon this morning “, she shouted at him as she slamped the door,and left him in the room.
Stanley consoled her her and finally got Simi,to go for the prayer meeting.They arrived there just in time for the worship session .As the worship began, Simi went on her knees crying and worshiping and singing. The session ended and she felt lifted. The pastor gave a short exhortation and the prayer meeting was over.
Everyone made their way out of the hall,Stanley and Simi,took their time to step out as Simi felt the urge to stay a little while longer.Stanley agreed and they both stayed behind holding hands together Stanley whispered in her ear.
“It will end in praise”. Simi chuckled ,with a smile she responded, Amen!
Just right after she moved her leg to get closer to Stanley, there she saw a small while paper folded and to her amazement, the paper had her name written boldly on it,”Simisola Stanley-Adetiba” who could have written her a letter? why is it o the floor? how she did not see it before now? These question ran through her mind as she bend over to pick the paper.
As she opened the paper, it read;
Tears rolled endlessly as she stared into the paper,and the words came alive to her more than ever before.
One year later…..
Stanley and Simi,are back at “Thursday Showers” with Dara,and Zara their 10 month old twins…. indeed everything changed,as a result of the paper on the floor that day.