Over three decades ago I become interested in the Bible, having drank from the heavenly cup once, I have not been tired to drink more
In the previous article I have started by introducing the topic I am writing on to us and have said that there are certain instances when we humanly speaking know that something is not possible again, something cannot be done again. even if we have received some revelations, dreamt some dreams, being prophesied to, and perhaps something has come up in our hearts when we were young, when we get to a certain age and such things dreamt of has not come to physical manifestations and we see some other negative factors around, we would believe that such things cannot come to pass again,
At this position, though we see everything bleak and gloomy, yet we shall still find something that against all odds keeps us on, we still find a dimmed light, the light is not a ray of light.
This situation, I likened to a condition in which there is total darkness all around and we are afraid to take a further step from where we are, but suddenly a naïve child ignites a matches ahead of us, it may even be miles off where we are and because we already are in total darkness, the ignited matches that has some rays of light would be reflected to where we are and we shall see the light.
When we see such little light, our mind would race and we would immediately think on what we can do and how we can make use of such minute rays of light to bring light to our surroundings. Such is like the story of “Lord of the Flies”, how the children maneuver their position where they were.
It is this minute light seen ahead that I called dim light which we who are in absolute darkness need to make use of.
Song of Hope
Some of Those Minute Lights Seen by The Ancients
For us to grasp a bit more what I am trying to say, I want to share some people with us who also were in total darkness when they were passing through some conditions, but the minute light seen was all they had and which they made use of to turn their stories around positively.
1. Being Alive
Joseph was the most loved of all the children of Jacob and this was not hidden to all of them. he though being the most loved also showed some rare features which would make any parent to love such a child because he serves as the eye of the father and was feeding their father back of the misnomers of their brothers.
“These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren; and the lad was with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives: and Joseph brought unto his father their evil report.” (Gen. 37:2)
I was shedding a light on this verse to some of the brethren in Nigeria that any father could have done what Jacob did loving Joseph more than others because of what he was doing, feeding his parents back of what has transpired at the farm and other establishments of their parents.
Many people have been saying they do not know why Jacob has to do that because joseph has not done anything extra-ordinary for their father to have shown exceptional love and care to him.
On another instance, there are some who are saying that it was because of the gift that he possesses that made their father to love him more than others. The gift he possessed may have added to the reason why their father loved him more, but that was not the fulcrum, the basis of what made their father to love him exceptionally, what made their father to love him exceptionally was that the young man was accountable, he used to give proper accounts of the day’s work to their father and everything that was needed to be added or changed he was usually adding while giving the reports to their father.
All bible students shall recall that Jacob has grown old by this time and it was his children who are doing the work for him mostly now. He like other parents was seeking for who among the children he will handover his possessions to after he has died and seeing someone who gives regular account for what was going on he was comforted, contented, delighted to know this about him and he couldn’t have loved him less like we all are in the world now.
I will continue with this exegesis in the next article.
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