I tend to believe that the spiritual controls the physical and that only very few things happen by sheer coincidence or happenstance. Read this account and share your thoughts.
Today I was opportuned to meet with someone I'd heard about a couple of times. Allow me to share a bit of their story with you.
So this family of six children; five ladies and a gentleman, were experiencing something very unusual in their home. All five girls; tall, light skinned, very pretty, graduates, working class, single. Not one of these beauties could boast of a relationship, nay marriage.
Well it got to that point where you decide that enough is enough and serious prayers needed to be done! This happened while in the village for Christmas in December 2013. Now here's the interesting part.
The family returned to lagos mid January. On the 24th of January one of the girls was rushing to keep an appointment when her car broke down. Exasperated after several failed attempts to restart her car, she locked it up and hopped on the next available bus.
The minute she entered the bus this young gentleman frenetically began to shout. He told her that he came into Nigeria from England in November and had been looking for her ever since. He claimed that God had shown him her picture and told him that she was his wife. The girl was so embarrassed that she tried to shut him up, but the excited young man just wouldn't stay still. He said he had been looking for her since November and had been going from bus stop to bus stop all over lagos searching for her. He pleaded with her to take her home to her mother immediately, but she refused; she had an appointment. The guy insisted on accompanying her for the appointment, after which he followed her home to meet her mum.
One month later he came with his friends and kinsmen to declare his intentions to her family. One of the friends he came with instantly took a liking to one of her sisters, and almost immediately a relationship began between the friend and her sister.
Come April, the lad and lass who met on the bus went to the east for their traditional marriage. At the wedding one of the guests couldn't stop fawning over another of the sisters. Another relationship began.
To cut a Nollywood-like story short, in that year (last year) all five daughters got married. And it all began when one's car broke down on hot afternoon.
I'd heard about them before. I know their home town as they're from my state. But although it all happened last year, it all sounded to me like an old woman's tale, until today when I met someone in the middle of it all.
This person relayed the family's story to me in detail and I might get into trouble from sharing it here. The general gist is that all five ladies, after years and years of disappointments, wed last year. The one who wed in April has relocated to the UK with bae and is a mother now, two are pregnant.
Now, when I got home I shared this news with a friend and my friend is very cynical. While my friend doesn't doubt the story itself as I would have expected, she actually acknowledge that it did happen but says not everything is "spiritual". My friend chalks it up to "mere coincidence".
I on the other hand believe there's a spiritual realm and that things in the spiritual control the physical. I believe it's quite unusual for five, beautiful, accomplished sisters in their late 20s and 30s not to be able to hold down a single relationship, much less a marriage, not even one among them. All with the same story; beautiful and successful, yet failing to catch the eyes of a single man. Then the family decides to come together and do some very serious praying, and less than a month later, one inconvenient incident set the ball rolling and landed them all in their marital homes.
What do you think; Coincidence or Higher Power? Or too strange to be true?