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SON SHINE 563: GLITTER

SON SHINE 563: GLITTER The state-of-the-art facility brimmed with the rich and the hopeful this late morning. The place had become the choice destination for pilgrims some of whom just fed their curiosity marvelling at the wonders of technology and frenzy. But as the opportunity

SON SHINE 562: ANGEL

SON SHINE 562: ANGEL As the mob, unaware of what really transpired surrounded this pastor with intent to lynch him someone emerged to calm them and absolve him of any blame for the accident.  Another car had overtaken three commercial motorcyclists in a dangerous manner

SON SHINE 561: CHUBBY

SON SHINE 561: CHUBBY The chubby girl looked quite normal in her mother’s company until she sat on their luggage and started rolling on the floor with laughter and excitement.   As passengers queued for boarding passes casting glances at the girl she too was probably

SON SHINE 560: TEA BREAK

SON SHINE 560: TEA BREAK She was the first to get on the queue during the tea break at the workshop at a time when her colleagues concluded that she was or ought to be fasting. When they queried her, she asked them if fasting

SON SHINE 559: FLIGHTY

SON SHINE 559: FLIGHTY It had taken a full five hours of wait for the flight which eventually landed before midnight. The only remarkable development was a turbulence which was over even while the pilot was asking passengers to tighten their seatbelts. Although we met

SON SHINE 563: GLITTER

SON SHINE 563: GLITTER

The state-of-the-art facility brimmed with the rich and the hopeful this late morning. The place had become the choice destination for pilgrims some of whom just fed their curiosity marvelling at the wonders of technology and frenzy. But as the opportunity availed to check out a space to the rear of the massive structure, it was a different deal entirely. The walls here were not even cemented and all that stared was space and echoes on a lonely corridor.

But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.” – 1 Samuel 16:7 (KJV)

The substance is beyond what you see

Let the Son shine in your heart daily.

 By, Nosa Owens-Ibie

SON SHINE 562: ANGEL

SON SHINE 562: ANGEL

As the mob, unaware of what really transpired surrounded this pastor with intent to lynch him someone emerged to calm them and absolve him of any blame for the accident.  Another car had overtaken three commercial motorcyclists in a dangerous manner following which they crashed into themselves and the pastors’ car which was coming from behind ran into the motorcyclists who sustained serious injuries. It was the second time the pastor was escaping with his life through an angelic intervention.

“For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee” – Luke 4: 10 (KJV)

Angels are still at work

Let the Son shine in your heart daily.

By, Nosa Owens-Ibie

SON SHINE 561: CHUBBY

SON SHINE 561: CHUBBY

The chubby girl looked quite normal in her mother’s company until she sat on their luggage and started rolling on the floor with laughter and excitement.   As passengers queued for boarding passes casting glances at the girl she too was probably wondering why these adults could not enjoy their space under the sun at this gathering of the privileged.

“O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me.” – Psalm 25: 2 (KJV)

Remember those coping with disabilities

Let the Son shine in your heart daily.

By, Nosa Owens-Ibie

SON SHINE 560: TEA BREAK

SON SHINE 560: TEA BREAK

She was the first to get on the queue during the tea break at the workshop at a time when her colleagues concluded that she was or ought to be fasting. When they queried her, she asked them if fasting was by force. She proceeded to collect her snacks and tea and bounced to her seat cheerfully.

“Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.” – Matthew 6: 16 (KJV)

So, what type of fast do you observe?

Let the Son shine in your heart daily.

By, Nosa Owens-Ibie

SON SHINE 559: FLIGHTY

SON SHINE 559: FLIGHTY

It had taken a full five hours of wait for the flight which eventually landed before midnight. The only remarkable development was a turbulence which was over even while the pilot was asking passengers to tighten their seatbelts. Although we met a destination already in sleep mode the relief was more in the safe trip than in the inconsistencies of the airline.

“My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.” – Psalm 49: 3 (KJV)

That delay is not the end of the story

Let the Son shine in your heart daily.

By, Nosa Owens-Ibie

SON SHINE 558: DECEIVED

SON SHINE 558: DECEIVED

He successfully pretended to be born again and joined and continued in the church till he secured the consent of this dedicated female minister in marriage. It was a dream come true for her till the wedding when he started to unveil creating for the woman the worst nightmare of her life complete with regular physical and psychological abuse. He returned to the terrible habits of a past she never knew till he was consumed during one of his outings.

For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name’s sake lead me, and guide me.” – Psalm 31:3 (KJV)

Be sure to ask God before so you won’t blame Him after

Let the Son shine in your heart daily.

By, Nosa Owens-Ibie

SON SHINE 557: FOUND

SON SHINE 557:  FOUND

The toddler’s mother unable to hold back asked if I found her watch which her son who occupied the middle seat was playing with minutes earlier. As the aircraft cruised, I had to unfasten my seat belt checking just every available space, later nudging her to ask those behind us who also said they found nothing. As I wrestled with an undeclared status of chief suspect the toddler brought out the watch from God knows where and stretched it to the mother who kept thanking and apologizing to me.

For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.” – Romans 10: 11 (KJV)

He will somehow show up to vindicate you

Let the Son shine in your heart daily.

By, Nosa Owens-Ibie

SON SHINE 556: INHERITORS

SON SHINE 556: INHERITORS

Only one of the youths liked the house their parents built. One said she used to like the house but not anymore. None in this gathering wanted to spend their future in the same house of their parent’s toils, dreams and design. They were not saying it was bad for parents to leave inheritance for their children but were echoing the reality that today’s mansions may well be tomorrow’s relics and that this is a generation with other plans and priorities.

There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.” – Proverbs 21: 20 (KJV)

There is an investment that never fades in value

Let the Son shine in your heart daily.

 

By, Nosa Owens-Ibie

SON SHINE 555: SPAMMED

SON SHINE 555: SPAMMED

The three emails were from the address of a late colleague with whom he only exchanged mails on an occasion when he was alive. As soon as he saw the mails he promptly deleted them not bothering to find out if there was important information from anyone with access to that box or if it was a spammer or expensive joker at work. 

 “For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.” – Ecclesiastes 9: 5 (KJV)

Even once close friends become ghosts to be avoided

Let the Son shine in your heart daily.

By, Nosa Owens-Ibie

SON SHINE 554: RESPITE

SON SHINE 554: RESPITE

It was beginning to look – as he voiced out at some point – that unseen forces were indeed dictating the course of events. He had waited for that elusive connection to the woman she needed as wife but nothing appeared to be happening until… There was relief in the air and as he announced the emergence of a prospect, it was clear that when God’s time comes no power of darkness or human limitation stands on the way.

“Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.” – Isaiah 43: 19 (KJV)

Someday it shall come to pass

Let the Son shine in your heart daily

By, Nosa Owens-Ibie