Remember the Sabbath day and keep it Holy

David was singing along to the track playing on his stereo. He was on his way to the airport to wait for his wife’s arrival. Her flight got delayed due to adverse weather conditions.

It was around 10pm on a sunday and most of the roads were deserted. When he got to a junction and turned to a new street he saw a fairly large crowd ahead of him. He slowed down a bit and turned down the volume of his stereo.

When he got to were the crowd was, he saw that they were pointing at a man and laughing. He was about to drive past when he thought he recognised the man. He parked his car and approached the crowd. He wanted to take a closer look at the man.

David wove his way through the crowd till he got very close to the man. When he saw the man’s face, he stood on a spot with his mouth wide open in surprise.

The man was clearly drunk. He was dancing to an imaginary song because there wasn’t any music playing in that vicinity. He stopped dancing at intervals, stared at the crowd and said;
“remember the sabbath day and keep it holy”.

When David heard this, he remembered the sermon preached by his pastor earlier that day. His pastor had spoken about the ten commandments but he had laid more emphasis on the fourth one ( remember the sabbath day and keep it holy).

A short and stocky man approached David.
“Judging by your reaction, it seems you know this drunkard?”
“Yes”, David answered.
“He is well known around here. He patronizes that bar”, the short man said while pointing at a building.

David looked towards the direction of the building without saying anything.

“So, who is he?”, the short man asked.
“He was my Pastor”, David answered and he went back towards his car.

ADEWUYI

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