BY DOROTHY BUDU-ARTHUR
“Open the gate! Let him come in!” Sama ordered the guards at the gate. Hohnam quickly run forward to walk Kuuku inside.
However, an unpleasant odor filled the compound immediately Kuuku stepped in. Looking straight into her eyes, Kuuku walked towards Sama.
But as Kuuku drew closer, Wisdom suddenly began to have bouts of sneezing, making Kuuku stop in his tracks. Wisdom continued to sneeze, then started to wheeze. That got Sama alarmed.
Kuuku was furious as Wisdom seemed to have taken Sama’s attention off him.
Kuuku’s unpleasant odor seemed to have caused Wisdom’s sneezing. All the other guards on the compound as well could perceive the odor.
“Wisdom… Are you okay?” Sama asked him. But Wisdom continued to sneeze and could hardly speak.
Sama knew that she had to make Kuuku leave.
“You will have to leave…” She said to Kuuku. “I think that there is something about you that my adjutant is allergic to. You may say whatever you want to say now and leave.” Sama said in a harsh tone. For she had decided not to give Kuuku the opportunity to think that she had a soft spot for him after all that he made her go through.
But Hohnam quickly run forward, knelt and said, “My lady… Please… I don’t think you should stand out here and talk about this matter… Let your adjutant get some rest… Let us go inside… Sit with this man (Kuuku) and resolve the matter.”
Kuuku thought that to be a good idea. He was already seeing Wisdom as a threat and would welcome any idea to eliminate him.
“No… My lady… The Prince instructs that I stay with you all the time. I cannot leave you to be with anyone alone.” Wisdom managed to say.
But Hohnam convinced Sama to permit her to be with her in Wisdom’s stead. Wisdom went backwards as Kuuku drew closer, since the closer Kuuku came, the more it triggered the bouts of sneezing. And Wisdom only wished that Sama would listen to him.
But Sama did not. She rather listened to Hohnam.
“I will handle this Wisdom… I will go inside with him and listen to what he has to say. Afterwards he will just leave.”
That meant that Wisdom could not be present, as any inch closer to Kuuku would make him sneeze. “Hohnam will be with me until my meeting with Kuuku is over.”
Hi friends! As I wrote this episode, I thought about these: how many times have I gone against the promptings of the Holy Spirit? How many times have not listened to him and his counsel, but gone ahead to make decisions which do not honor the Lord or my relationship with him? How many times have I given the enemy an opening again into my life? How many times have I not listened to God’s Spirit, but rather listened to the flesh and its dictates?
Sometimes we open the door of our life to certain things which make the Spirit of God within us uncomfortable. Sometimes it is the places we go to … habits we have to let go of… the things we watch… the things we touch… the things we listen to…
Sometimes we get the inclination to let go of the ‘Kuuku’ who seeks to steal, kill and destroy, but as deception is his trademark, we fall for his schemes. And we end up not listening to ‘Wisdom’, the one who is to be with us until our ‘Prince’ comes again to make us his bride!