Where were you on 9/11?

In times of tragedy or when things do not go our way we can find ourselves asking, “God, where are/were you?”

Personally, I reason that because God is all-powerful, He should: have ensured a different result, have just completely healed the loved one, have held the steering wheel of the car that lost control, have prevented one from going to a place by any means necessary, have held the uprooted tree in place among other responses I expect from the God who is able to do everything and who claims He loves us dearly but the poem in this post just reminded me of God’s answer, “I am/was with you in all my glory, power, love and sovereignty!”

…and that, is truly the response of an all-powerful person.

That is when we come to truly understand what God means when He says we should trust Him because “He is always in the midst of it to see us through…” Thankfully, He has also revealed Himself as the God who has everything always going according to His plan.

An insightful post…
An encouraging poem…

Infected Saint

The God of my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, My stronghold and my refuge; My Savior, You save me from violence. 2 Samuel 22:3

I was at my desk in the bank when someone popped their head in and asked if I had heard about a plane crashing into a New York tower. It sounded strange to hear it. Surely they were mistaken. How could that happen? We all gathered around a 32-inch TV in the break room watching grey smoke billow out of the World Trade Center tower. I remember thinking: how could someone make that kind of flight error, and how many had paid the price with their lives? As I debated with others over what might have happened, all doubt was removed when one of the ladies gasped and covered her mouth, her eyes glued to the screen. We all turned…

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I have a God

Hello, it has been almost two weeks. How have you been? We have not interacted since we entered February. A friend of mine quipped, “So soon, the year is coming to an end!” Imagine. Well. Today, I am sharing a poem which tells me to press on because I have a God to see me through whether the year end faster than expected or not, it will be according to his Word.

[Sadly, MelodicMonday posts are on a hiatus. However,  most posts will be from the category of stories (#biblereader’sobservations and others) as well as musings for the time being.]


While the storm may rage
I pick my Bible and turn a page
While life is in a great turmoil
I believe and just smile

Not because I am a god
But because I have a God

“So take courage! For I believe God.
It will be just as he said.”

(Acts of the Apostles 27:25, NLT)


I pray you were blessed. Kwasi and Kwame from big brother would soon feature in a story. Watch out!

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“Obiara nni ho” by Niiella ft Joe Mettle

Happy New Year, Everyone!
I hope I was not too late to the party. I found myself starting the year at a camp, just focused on God and my, oh my, was it wonderful?! Are you happy with how your 2017 started out?


Regardless of what is, what was and/or what may have been, the first post for 2017 on the Ministry of Reconciliation blog just seeks to praise and worship the LORD ALMIGHTY. He deserves it. He is worthy of it. You know why?

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Shepherd God

God is always looking out for us even when we are lost.

Dr. Luke, in his account of the life of Jesus Christ, in Luke 15:3-7, records an interesting moment when the tax collectors and ‘sinners’ gather to hear Jesus Christ speak. Here, Jesus reveals a stunning truth about God in His response to the critical pharisees and teachers of the law. The parable teaches that God searches for each and every man. Why will God search for us if we are not lost? Remember Isaiah’s words in Isaiah 53:6, “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all (NKJV).”

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“Made a way” by Travis Greene

What if I told you I crossed the red sea with the Israelites after they left Egypt and had the Egyptian army pursuing them? My, oh my, I clearly remember that day and the adrenaline rush but obviously you do not believe me or for the benefit of the doubt, you may think I am just being creative. Well, the song today brings the story of Israel’s exodus from Egypt as recorded in the book of Exodus (12) to mind and I really wish I was there. It would have just been breath-taking.

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Holding on

It has been thirteen days since I posted anything. I’d like to humbly apologize especially for missing “Melodic Mondays”. My holidays got the better of me, I guess. This poem is just to encourage you and I to trust in God no matter what and to keep hope alive.

Blessed Sunday!!


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(c) Smart sayings for today

It’s been hours.
My feet, dangling.
My right arm, drained of its strength.
My left arm, numb.

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Amazing grace

It was a show, a puppet show, a tragicomedy. I laughed till my stomach hurt. I cried till my tear glands could not keep up. It was in that state, I felt that soft nudge. I turned, only to see everyone engrossed with the show like I was. Then, there was that tingling sensation; it was gentle and yet so pressing. Tried as I did, I could not focus on the show again. I knew I had seen this show before but where? When? Talk of a déjà vu. I searched within me for an answer to no avail. Then it hit me…hard!

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