"And YOU will be KISSED."


***This post is part of the friday verse series. This friday may you come to the realization that when you run back into God's arms, you WILL be kissed***


Remember the story I narrated two posts ago about how Amnon raped his sister Tamar (because of a little white lie that became a hypothesis, and then a full-blown theory)? So basically, what happened after that was that Tamar's immediate brother, Absalom, got mad at mr. Amnon the rapist, and he eventually killed him for what he did to his sister, for taking away her virginity. He was so mad. How could his step-brother do that to their sister? That was unbelievable! He had to do something...he couldn't take it anymore.

After the murder, Absalom fled for his life and did not see his father for years. Until a prophet (Joab) skillfully formed a plot that will bring Absalom back into his father's fold. It would be lovely if you can read the story yourself from 2 Samuel 13 to 14, so that you can grasp the fullness and intensity this story carries. Though Absalom became a murderer, David eventually forgave him when he returned. Reminds me of the parable of the prodigal son...a child who went to a faraway land and departed from his father. But his father kept looking far into the distance, waiting for the day his son would return back to him. And when he returned, he kissed his child...who was lost, but then became found. This is the story of God reconciling back to a child who was lost in the world, but then realized he could find himself again in God's arms.

"And when he had called for Absalom, he came to the king and bowed himself on his face to the ground before the king. Then the king (his father) kissed Absalom." 2 Samuel 14:33


***Are you a murderer? A kiss is waiting for you today.
Have you done something that you feel can never be forgiven? A kiss is waiting for you today. This friday, all you need to do is first recognize what you've done, ask for forgiveness, make a determination to change, then run into His loving arms. A KISS is definitely waiting for you***
*Have a happy easter as u dwell on this*

26 comments:

Cherub (former Bijouxoxo) said...

YAY!!! I'm first (lol). A kiss is waiting for me? For real? I've not read the post yet, all i saw was the statement above. If i don't get kissed ehn Jaycee, u're gonna be in hot egusi soup today. U wait and see.

Cherub (former Bijouxoxo) said...

Once a geek, forever a geek (lol) analyzing how a lie/ rumor, can turn into a hypothesis and then a theory.

Back to the post, God's word is real, sharper than a double edged sword. Didn't we say som'n about this today at TERC? That no matter how bad u think ur sins are, the Lord is ever ready to forgive you, once u realize and run back to his loving embrace. He's reaching out to us, "Come let us reason together."

Awesome post as usual, so i'm still waiting for my kiss (lol).

Have a happy Easter too!

Niyi said...

God, thank you for the chance to forgive. Jaycee, on this 'Good Friday', you are forgiven..hahahahahaa ( you know why.. lol.j/k).

I maintain my stance that you have a wonderful way of sharing very crucial messages without condemning anyone. You are going places. In fact, you are ON YOUR WAY (pls don't blush jare.. lol)

Wow! Look at me writing nice stuff in return for............lol. Well, this really shows that you are forgiven.. hahaha

Simply Gorgeous said...

Jaycee... always inspirational...

You scared me a little bit with the murder thing. The theme is forgiveness. (I get it).

The results are in. Come and see who made it to the next level!

Ugo Daniels said...

Ana a Happy Easter to you too!

Anonymous said...

interesting way to pass across the msg of redemption...it's almost like we "a kiss" is a reward for the wrong things we have done. I know you know this...but for the benefit of those who are reading who may not know about him.."Yes he forgives and will take us into his arm. but we most also come to the realization that we are wrong doers in need of saving. I we come to him like the prodigal REALIZING THAT WE HAVE NO HOPE, we will receive the kiss....

Anonymous said...

2 typos...it should read...

line 2:..almost like "a kiss" is...
Line 6:..if we come to him...

sorry..

Tayo said...

What an intriguing title! Great stuff as usual, can't think of anything more to add

Teva said...

Wonderful!!!....'run to arms of the one who truly loves you...
May the father of all, continue to lavish you with wisdom and insight beyond your years....

chidi said...

i thank God that he put forgiveness in us through Jesus. Or else, wonder what the world would be. More chaotic than it is now

Jaycee said...

@ Cherub...once a geek always a geek? A kiss is waiting for u...God forgive u for calling me a geek...lollll...

@ Niyi...lol...I see u've forgiven me...u turned ur other cheek (and yeah, brown-skinned people don't blush)...lol...

@ simply gorgeous...I checked it out...lol...

@ Ugo Daniels...hope ur easter weekend is going fabulously well...

@ anonymous, thanks I loved the way u emphasized that we have to be like the progigal son, WILLING and REPENTANT...running back into the Father's arms (being that a repentant son will NOT want to go back to his own VOMIT), before we receive the KISS from our Daddy. It's very important that we understand this concept...God looks at the heart, if u don't have a repentant spirit, then u're not truly asking for forgiveness. If you're not changing (from the bottom of your heart), then it means you're not retuning to your Father, and you're not ready to be kissed and embraced...

@ Tayo...lol...thank God sha...(all the glory belongs to Him)...

@ Teva...Amen. I pray the same and MUCH MORE for you in Jesus' Mighty Name. Amen.

@ Chidi...I can just imagine.

@ ALL...it is crucial that we don't take forgiveness for granted. Yes, He will forgive ALL SINS, but God is looking for a REPENTANT SOUL...He said, if my people who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray, & CHANGE (keyword) from their wicked ways, then I will answer them from heaven..." 2 chronicles 7:14

kudos to anonymous for emphasizing repentance FIRST...

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

Happy easter angel

JJ said...

You know i was thinking about the repentance part of it too while reading, because people tend to take His forgiveness for granted and keep doing the wrong thing (guilty). I am ready for the Kiss. Happy easter!

mystoriesmytestimonies said...

happy easter...
i am so ready for my kiss

Biodun said...

Happy Easter girl! Thanks for sharing another wonderful post n yeah I read both chapters too:) thanks for (pushing me) in a sense to do it. You are blessed n highly favored!

Jaycee said...

@ ONB...happy easter darlingggggg...(MUAH)...

@ JJ, I'm glad u caught that too...(I'm guilty sometimes as well)...but I'm destined to CHANGE...and since I'm destined, I'm gonna receive that KISS as well...

@ mystories...lol...I see u're ready (ur blog....*sigh* speechless...I thank God that someone is showing us the Godly way to deal with relationships...u're irreplaceable...lol)

@ Biodun...right back at u sweetie...u're blessed, and like JABEZ, may God continue to ENLARGE ur territory...

~Muah~

Neers said...

inspirations!! i agree... you could be cursing yourself for something which might actually be good!

omohemi Benson said...

Thank you,Jacyee.
Everytime,I come here,everytime I am blessed. Thank you.

Vera Ezimora said...

I'll definitely read the story myself. I hope a kiss is waiting 4 me too.

LondonBuki said...

Hey Jaycee... beautiful write up!

Hope you are doing ok....?

Kafo said...

i like the Jeremy Camp song on the side
i really needed to hear it today
thanks for the post

Biodun said...

Girl updates pls!

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

mami update oh!

temmy tayo said...

Oya update pls

BabsBETA said...

Jaycee hope Med school is not putting you under too much pressures. Miss your writings.

Nice write up as usual.

Jaycee said...

Oooooohhh...

wow, thanks guys. After my exam on monday. I basically had to rest for a full week...still have to rest some more. The year is almost over, school is almost out...two more exams to go...I CAN DO IT!!! (smiling...)

I may not be on for the next few weeks...(at least not that frequently), trying to smash the next two exams by God's grace...

Mucho love, gracias amigos...lol (me and my multilingual self...I wish)...

~Muah~