I recently watched one of the short films by Mount Zion Film ministries where the husband who was a ‘pastor’ was always abusive and treating the wife badly.
On a particular Sunday morning, this ‘pastor’ called the wife useless because she didn’t prepare him breakfast before leaving the house for church. The wife too had her replies for him while trying to tie her headgear. Just after the woman had finished tying the “gele” beautifully on her head, the husband lost control and pulled off the gele from her head. And of course like you might have expected, the wife lost control and started abusing and calling the man names too.
The part that got me reeling with laughter was when the ‘pastor’ told his wife not to grieve the Holy Spirit in him.
Haba… “Which Holy Spirit was he talking about?” was what came to mind after laughing at the woman’s reply.
She had said that the man should have noticed that the church members were always slumbering (with special emphasis on slumbering) while he preached. Thereby telling him about how he carried no fire as a man of God. (Ouch)
Don’t mind me; I kinda like narratives…
All this continued with their young daughter in the back seat watching their uncensored drama.
While still on their fight, the pastor sighted a church member at the next junction.
The pastor asked the woman to quickly retie her gele while she eyed him in displeasure.
The young man was greeted with a very broad smile by the pastor. And then he excitedly said something that sounded really ridiculous to me, “Hop into the vehicle of salvation”. (Ha)
Well, the brother ‘hopped’ in and the pastor asked him for permission to help his wife tie her gele. He pretended to be helping the woman out but was actually giving her knocks on her head as often as he could while he kept the brother’s gaze tied to his smiling face.
. . . Then he did the worst by comparing himself with Jesus who had washed His disciples feet.
When he was done with his ‘excellent service’, they continued their journey to church.
The next absurd thing he did was to give the brother an unsolicited advice of finding a wife. He however did not miss the opportunity to call his wife useless again by adding clause that the brother must bring his fiancee to him for cross examination since there were lots of fake sisters out in the world in this age.
On their way to church, the brother complained about the atmosphere of the car was hot. The pastor on the other hand claimed the AC was on. (“O what a spiritually sensitive brother that is”, I said to myself).
While they were still on that, the conversation between the pastor and his wife was being replayed to them in the car from the very beginning.
. . .The child had been recording their conversation all the while.
The husband and wife covered their faces in shame while the brother insisted on alighting from the car immediately.
God is recording all the evil and insulting words you speak to your wife
All the times you broke her spirit instead of being there to lift it up
All the number of times you have slapped and punched her and still held her hands while you walked into church.
He sees your hypocrisy. . .
And you sister and wife, God is watching you in 8D. He sees every way you verbally abuse your husband in private and then come to praise him on social media.
You can’t deceive God even if you keep deceiving people around you.
Repent of your evil ways and submit to God in your marriage.
And be careful my single friends. . .
The fact that everyone calls that brother “Pastor” or the sister “Mama” doesn’t necessarily make them saints after all.
Don’t be carried away by that charade.
May God help us build godly homes; safe havens for us and people around us!
- OMOSEBI Mary Omolola (PhD)
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