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PAULINA... A Life With A Difference Eps 6 by graceola001(f): 9:31pm On Aug 07, 2020
PAULINA... A Life With A Difference
© OLAYEMI GRACE

EPISODE SIX
Paulina was known for always preaching and admonishing her course mates and they were already used to her telling them about the love of Jesus, why they need to forsake their sins and turn to Jesus to live a meaningful life and avoid eternity in hell. They were also witnesses to the power of God at work in Paulina’s life.

There was a particular time when they were in 200 level when they did an elective course from Biochemistry department and their results were not released. They did all they could and the class representative was running helter-skelter to rectify it but found no solution and they were all to rewrite the course.

Paulina gathered them together and they prayed, after which they went back to the lecturer and he produced their results stating that it was because their grades were better than those of his students that was why he didn’t upload their results. They wanted to take him up to the student affairs but Paulina encouraged them to forgive him since God had fought for them.
On several occasions she had prayed for her sick, disturbed or tormented classmates and they were healed.

Paulina told them that she would be speaking to them that day on the wages of death.

“I would be reading from the book of Romans 6:23,” she said after saying a word of prayer and introducing her topic to her audience.

The bible says “for the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

From where I have read, it is important to know the meaning of certain words. The first one is wages: wages is a form of reward that a man receives for the work he has done. The wages can be money, food, property or any other thing. Sin is the transgression of the law of God. Gift is a present we receive from someone as an act of kindness of the person towards us. Eternal life is life without end in bliss and enjoyment. We all know of a surety that all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. One way or the other we have at one point or another done something we shouldn’t do and most times it is not because we wanted to do it but it is just because of the nature of sin that is embedded in mankind which makes him prone to committing sin without having the power on his own to stop. We all know that no one teaches a child to lie or steal before he starts doing it, which is the nature of sin. But the joy we have is that God loves us so much that He sent His only begotten son, Jesus, to die on the cross for us. He paid the price of death by shedding His blood to wash away our sins and now He is calling us to come and receive of the free gift He has made available for us so we can live a meaningful life and also avoid eternal death.

“Keep quiet and stop disturbing our peace,” a guy said from the extreme end of the class.

You are used to always disturbing others with your religious ideologies and it seems as if you are just hell-bent on transforming everyone to a religious fanatic like yourself. I don’t know why you like condemning others just because they don’t share the same opinion with you. If I don’t believe what you believe does that make me less than human? I don’t even know why you guys that go to church believe that you will make it to heaven. See let me tell you the obvious, I’ll keep living my life the way I want to and still make heaven.”

The guy kept on ranting and as such disrupted the sermon and Paulina had to go back to her seat. Paulina said a little prayer for the guy and sat down quietly as they await the arrival of the lecturer.

The class lasted for about three hours, after which they waited for the next lecturer who did not show up and that was how Paulina ended her day. She could not eat before she left the hostel in the morning and she really wasn’t a fan of junks and so she was really hungry. She decided to rush down to the hotel to eat and rest before going back to the library to study. She went straight to the bus terminus and luckily for her she was the last person to join the bus and they took off.

After she alighted from the bus, she had to trek for about 5 minutes before entering her hostel.

At a corner, she saw about three guys seated. She walked pass them but they beckoned on her and she didn’t answer them because she was in a hurry. They rushed at her and forced her to stop. Then she looked at their faces and could recognize one of them as the guy who interrupted her preaching in the class earlier that day.
To be continued...
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