GOD IS THE FATHER OF THE ORPHAN
In all the years I’ve worked at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), I’ve noticed a common trend among students. Many struggle to sustain themselves in school. Payment of fees, purchase of books, taking care of assignments, feeding and other needs are met after much anxiety for many of them. Some depend on coping mechanisms like the 011 eating pattern, whereby a student skips breakfast to save money.
But two and half years ago, I met a young lady, Chetachukwu Umeremmadu, who’d just been admitted into my department, Mass Communication. She came to my office and said she wanted me to be her mentor. As I conversed with her to know her better, I was surprised to hear her say she was an orphan. She was very well dressed and had taken care of all the stuff that other students spend sleepless nights wondering where they would get money for them from.
Yesterday, Chet (how I shorten her name) and I had occasion to discuss for a long time and she gave me her testimony in full, a testimony that buttresses the fact that God is indeed the father of the orphan (Psalm 68:5). I also call her Mother-in-Israel and by the time you read through, you will see why.
(Continue reading here. A big bouquet of thanks to my friend and sister, Rita F. Kurian, for having me as guest at Springs in the Valley.) Rita, may your ministry flourish more and more as you spread the gospel and minister to the saints. May God’s blessings also overflow on you and your family in Jesus’ name.
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