Riding on the London Metro late one evening, turning to the left, I saw a man standing, swaying back and forth. He ruffled his hair and shouted
“This goes to Euston Square, how do we get a train to Euston!”
“Get a new brain Dr. Triston!” a woman jeered.
A rage filled man approached the noisy pair, shook his fists and said
“one more word from you two and I’ll leave you as good as dead!”
Turning my gaze away, I imagined Dr Triston’s life what was, is and is to come. I pictured him in his surgery, bespectacled with nicely groomed hair, busy and respectable seated in his chair. He began the day in his surgery sober, then off he went to the social bar and then picked up this tart!
Rolling my eyes, I began to imagine this woman’s seedy life but suddenly I heard the doctor say“a penny for your thoughts, me lady”. I shook my head nervously as sly as a fox. “Do you know Christ, who is God’s Son…?”“Euston is on the Northern line” I said cutting him short.“God’s calling you on this main line through Jesus Christ His Son”.
I sighed and thought “He’s had too much to drink and sounds so thick!”Then I asked “Dr Triston, who is this Son?!”“My name is Marlon Jones, my wife is Martha and we live for God. Acting is my vocation; tonight I played the part of Dr. Triston, who became a friend of Christ Jesus, the great physician. Marlon testified of his miraculous healing and his journey from the occult to Christ.
He left a life of vice, went back twice but finally the prodigal learnt what was right, and now speaks of Christ with love and obeys his commands from above. He said “I present my Saviour to you this day, but know, this is not a play and I have much to say,’ cause of time, I can’t but tell a thing or two and hope that you would want to know him too.”
Marlon spoke a great deal and oh I felt such a fool, for I imagined he was a drunk and to be frank, I thought his Mrs. was one too! I listened to his blessed words. His voice was as the sound of one drunk, not with wine, but God’s Spirit and his eyes were diluted with tears of love.
“Could I a sinner, whose mouth is full of venom, eyes aglow with hatred and a mind clogged with filth, ever be like Marlon and his wife?” As one who read my mind, Martha began to say “There is no condemnation for those in Christ, for what He did for us, God can do for you!” I felt the power I knew was God, like a mower it started to work, for I began to holler “Lord Jesus, I need you in my life!
Come teach me to be holy and make me whole!!”Martha and Marlon hugged me and from deep within these words I heard: “My precious child welcome to where your belong, for before your birth in Montreal, this day was planned, that you will have your one way ticket to heaven on the Metro” .Jesus said of himself “For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost.”(1)
©Deborah E. Nyamekye 11/05/2016
Scriptural inspiration: The New Testament /Gospels
Quote 1: Luke 19:10 NLT
“1Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. 3For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh” (Romans 8:1-3).
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