Leave Adam Alone!

I wasn’t born in a rich home. Of all the miracles Jesus performed, one of the ones that least impressed me was sharing 5 loaves and 2 fishes among thousands; my mum did it all the time. She’d share three table spoons of ideal milk among 8 giant bowls of tom brown and make it look like all of our porridges were drowning under milk. If that isn’t a miracle, i don’t know what is!

But coming from my kinda background, you tend to hate Adam more. The reality of a hard life just pushes you to this point where you cant fricking understand why that fricking man couldn’t say no when Eve brought the Apple! I mean juicy spare ribs or pork chops would have been a more worthy temptation, but apple? Seriously apple?!!! I have three rotting in my fridge right now!

So yeah, small thing norr Adam, small norr Adam. Girl break your heart, ‘Adam’, no protein on your food ‘Adam’, long queue, Adam. Everything ‘Adam’. If he hadn’t eaten the apple, we’d still be in the garden like some Greek gods just taking it easy and living the life. Damn you Adam,brah brah brah…my broda, my broda, my broda, listen to me caaarreefuuullllyy. In fact, watch my lips; L-E-A-V-E A-D-A-M AAAAAALLLLLLOOOONNNEEE! Ah, he’s done it already, get over it. Move on!

We like that thing too much. When something is not going how we want it to norr, then we find someone to blame. Sad thing is, our ignorance is probably more the culprit of our conundrum (fancy for wahala) than Adam!

Check this out; Romans 5:15 says “…..It is true that many people died for the sin of that one man (Adam). But God’s grace is much greater, and so is his free gift to so many people through the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ.”

Did you see that, fam, did you see that??!!! Adam’s yawa is the reason we’re here, but God’s grace  is greater than that yawa. Plus it’s a free gift we get through Christ. So I don’t know what you’re doing just sitting and complaining and protesting, when there’s a grace much greater than the yawa available for you, one believe away.

Let me break it down. Still blaming Adam is like complaining that your annoying niece spilled your coke when your uncle is handing you a glass of Moet Chandon…if only you’d turn around and take it. It’s like blaming your brother for bashing your rickety Opel Vectra when your dad’s got a 2017 Honda Pilot in the garage…if only you’d look. It’s like bashing your boyfriend for forgetting to wish you happy new year when he has a themed out-of-town birthday surprise for you (with pastor in attendance of course). It’s like blaming your gossip friend for getting you fired when her dad’s secured a UN HQ post for you…if only you’d take the time to discover it. It’s like sulking about not getting your window seat on Starbow and not realising that your Business Class on Emirates is waiting. It’s so sad.

Whatever Adam’s gaffe cost you personally, it’s nothing compared to the glory and privileged life Jesus got you by taking your spot on the cross and resurrecting. Have you ever paused to consider what it means to be brought in union with God through Christ Jesus and to be one with Him in Spirit? Pause. Spend a few more seconds on that. If you could grasp what it means to be in union/unite/joined/one/equally privileged as/ together with God…you’d pee your pioto in excitement. I promise.

Grace is this thing we’ve heard said so often it’s lost its deserved pizzaz. It’s the Eden upgrade. That was the whole point of His coming to earth. The whole point of Christmas; It’s the opening act of a relentless lover ready to lay His life down so you can be reinstated restituted.

If you don’t live a life better than you would have in the garden of Eden, it’s on you fam. All on you. Merry Christmas.

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12 Comments

  1. Chioma said:

    Thanks for this.

    Compliments!

    December 28, 2017
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    • BenJ said:

      Thanks for stopping by Chichi (sorry, it sounded too nice in my mind to not write it 🙂 )

      January 5, 2018
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  2. Awenatey said:

    What a powerful gift you have. How does one manage to write such profound messages in such simple language with smatterings of pidgin, slang and whatnot like this? It can only be the grace of God on your life. God bless you. I’m always blessed by your write-ups. Keep it up!

    December 25, 2017
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    • BenJ said:

      I just did something I rarely do; screenshot your comment. It’s more powerful than you can imagine. So often, I wonder if it’s necessary to keep at it…comments like these rekindle the fire. Cant thank you enough. Thank you Awenatey. You rock!!

      December 25, 2017
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  3. Isaiah said:

    Such a great piece man! Keep up the good work and we look forward to more engaging drama this 2018. Cheers

    December 25, 2017
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    • BenJ said:

      Watch this space 😉

      December 25, 2017
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  4. Maame said:

    God bless you for this one Ben!

    December 22, 2017
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    • BenJ said:

      And you too Maame. Glad you loved it.

      December 25, 2017
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  5. Sharon said:

    The amazing grace of Jesus! Bless u Ben

    December 22, 2017
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    • BenJ said:

      And you too Sharon…been ages!

      December 22, 2017
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  6. Grace said:

    Great one there. Merry Christmas too.

    December 22, 2017
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    • BenJ said:

      Eeeiiiii see you doing name sake things. lol

      December 22, 2017
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