IN FEAR, I RETURNED THE WEDDING GOWN.

 IN FEAR, I RETURNED THE WEDDING GOWN.

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(My encounter with the HOLY SPIRIT)

I had the privilege of doing my wedding shopping in the U.S. courtesy of my adorable parents. I went to one of the most expensive shops in New York. I tried on, up to five beautiful wedding gowns before making my final choice.

I settled for a tube like gown that had a small jacket on it. In excitement, I returned to my Aunty’s house clutching my wedding gown on my chest.

That night in my sleep, I had a dream. A man in a silk robe sat in front of me and began to chat me up.

The conversation went thus:

Stranger: Why did you choose that wedding gown?

Me: It was the one that fitted me best.
Stranger: Do you know that half of your breast was revealed when you wore it?

Me: But there is a jacket to cover the exposed part of my breast.

Stranger: When you get to the reception, will you not remove the jacket?

Me: Removing the jacket at the reception is the fun of the gown.
Stranger: With your breast out for public consumption?

Me: But we would have left Church.
Stranger: At the reception, will there not be unbelievers there who will blaspheme my name? Those who will say see what she is wearing, and she calls herself a Christian.

Me: People don’t think like that anymore. More so it is this tube like gowns that are reigning now.
Stranger: You seem to be adamant on wearing the tube.. What if I ask you to return it and pick a decent one that covers the upper part of your body?

Me: But I like this one. I’m not sure I want to return it.
Stranger: You are my precious daughter and I know you would not like to hurt me just as I would not like to hurt you.

Me : Who are you, please?
Stranger: I am the Holy Spirit, and your body is my temple. Keep my temple holy and I will keep your marriage holy. I will also keep your body holy. If you insist on wearing it, can you cope with breast cancer?

Me: Breast cancer?

I woke up sweating. By mid-day, I returned the gown to pick one that would not expose my breast.

There in that shop, I met the daughter of a very popular King in Nigeria. We got talking and I saw that she did not even go to the section of tube styles. When I asked her why she did not try on the tube style, she said My father (the King) will never allow it. He says ‘Royalty does not dress indecently. ‘

I learnt an eternal lesson that day. First from the Holy Spirit and two, from an earthly royal princess.

ROYALTY DOES NOT DRESS INDECENTLY.

IF YOU KEEP DRESSING WITH YOUR BREAST EXPOSED, CAN YOU STAND A BREAST CANCER LATER IN LIFE?

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Akudo Mgbemere

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