It was a sunday morning and the congregation was listening attentively to their Minister-in-charge, pastor Abraham. He was preaching about Romans chapter 8 verse 28 which says: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose”.
This is a bible verse he loves preaching about. He encouraged his congregation to trust in God always whenever it looks like God doesn’t want to answer their prayers due to one delay or the other.
After his sermon, he announced to the church that there’ll be a surprise party at his residence by 3pm the following day to welcome his son, David, who’ll be arriving back in Nigeria from the united states. After the church service, an usher of the church known as sister Ruth asked Pastor Abraham if she could help with the serving of food & drinks at the party & he consented.
The party started at the appointed time & everyone was having a good time. Around 4Pm, Pastor Abraham informed everyone at the party that David had arrived Nigeria & was on his way home. Sis. Ruth was particularly pleased about this. About 45 minutes later, pastor Abraham announced that David was involved in a car accident and that he only sustained mild bruises.
However, he told them that the driver of the car was in a coma and has been taken to the hospital. He informed everyone that he was going to join his son at the hospital and that another party will have to be scheduled for another day.
Three days after the party, pastor Abraham was at a hospital to pray for Sis. Ruth, who was seriously ill. Sister Ruth told him that she had planned to poison his son’s food at the party and that she was sorry and that he should please forgive her.
Pastor Abraham forgave her and then she died.