Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Invitation to Temptation

The swimming temptation was enough an invitation for Alex, He rushed like a bull to the China's shop. On getting to Isabela's suite in the hotel, he pounced on her like an hungry wild animal, sweeping aside her initial protestations and resistance. he practically 'mauled' her, she melted under his romantic ferocity, she succumbed under his aggressive emotional thrusts. She was 'conquered', was she?

In the midst of this romantic conquest, Lorenzo appeared, Isabela had to quickly hide Alex away in the bathroom, where Lorenzo could not know that he was around.

Lorenzo brought the final draft of the agreement on business partnership, to export textile designs to Europe through Isabela. He also used the opportunity to apologize to her of jilting her 8 years ago, and abandoning her for Laura. Isabela told him to forget about the past and move forward to the future. He didn't know that she had prepared a revenge plan packaged for him and Isabela.

As much as Lorenzo tried to shield his private visit to Isabela's suite, his noble gestures were thwarted by cunning Isabela. She came to spoil the dinner of Lorenzo with Laura, when she burst in on them at her restaurant, and expressed an hypocritical concern that Lorenzo never told her earlier in the afternoon, when he visited her in her suite that he would be coming for dinner at her restaurant, so that she could prepare her best specialty dish for them.

Lorenzo was dumbfounded, and this painted him in bad light before Laura, with probable insinuations that he was secretly dating Isabela. Laura was shocked and infuriated by this latest revelation.

This perfectly fell into the wicked schemes of Isabela to create disaffections and doubts, thereby breaking Lorenzo's marriage to Laura.

Isabella consolidated her revenge plans by calling Gloria on phone to tell her that she would get her the job of secretary at Lorenzo's Paracas Textile, in return for exclusive devotion and loyalty to her (Isabela). Orlando was suspicious about the phonecall that Gloria received and which suddenly changed her attitude. She became more loving and promised that she would no longer break up with Orlando, as she had been planning some few minutes ago before the phonecall.

The Loving and Saving Shadow

This moving piece was sent to me by my dearly esteemed friend, Omodesola Ilechukwu (Mrs.), from Opebi, Lagos, I am posting it for your meditation on the love of God for us, even when we were in the deep dark recess of ignorance, and having disdain for the religious zealots amongst us.

You remember her? She was the lady that told us the touching love story in February, 18th this year. I got hold of her pics and family (right), that was part of the exchanges that took place between us during my birthday, last week. That is a story for another day, another time.

This will give you chills...

No matter how religious you may or may not be.

Phil. 4:13 states:
"I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me ..."

Here's the story:

A young man who had been raised as an atheist was training to be an Olympic Diver. The only religious influence in his life came from his outspoken Christian friend.

The young diver never really paid much attention to his friend's
sermons, but he heard them often (just as you often come here to read).

One night, the diver went to the indoor pool at the college he attended. The lights were all off, but as the pool had big skylights and the moon was bright,
there was plenty of light to practice by.

The young man climbed up to the highest diving board and as he turned his back to the pool on the edge of the board, and extended his arms out.

He saw his shadow on the wall. The shadow of his body, was in the shape of a cross.

The man felt a strange feeling,
like someone was speaking to him.

Instead of diving,
he knelt down and finally asked God to come into his life.

As the young man stood up,

a maintenance man walked in and turned the lights on.

Alas! ... The pool had been drained ! for repairs.

Remember this story and share it with friends.

Yes, May the Shadow of the Almighty protect you, speak to you and, guide you to your place of blessings.

I do Love Jesus.
He is my source of existence and Savior.

He keeps me functioning each and everyday.

Without Him, I will be nothing.
Without him, I am nothing, but with Him I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me. -Phil 4:23.

Live as though Christ died yesterday, rose from the grave today, and is coming back tomorrow.

( This is very wise thinking.)