They Shall Surely Gather Together



They Shall Surely Gather Together


By A. Abeku Haywood-Dadzie


Key Verse: Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake. Isaiah 54:15


One significant thing I leant from my days in Sunday school is that God has a very good sense of humor. My Sunday school teacher [May his soul rest in peace]; made these bible stories so clear and relevant that we learnt to live the values of these stories.


One of such stories can be found in the book of Esther in the Old Testament. In Chapter three [3], Haman the chief of staff of King Xerxes’ had planned to exterminate all the Jews because Mordecai has refuse to bow and pay homage to him. He therefore went to the king and said “There is a certain people scattered and dispersed among the peoples in all the provinces of your kingdom; their laws are different from those of all other people and they do not observe the king’s laws, so it is not in the king’s interest to let them live.’ his request to exterminate the Jews was granted.


Fast forward to the Book of Esther chapter six [6], King Xerxes called Haman and asked him what is to be done for the man whom the king desires to honor? Haman thought he was the one going to be honored and therefore made an elaborate request “Then Haman replied   the king, “For the man whom the king desires to honor,  let them bring a royal robe which the king has worn, and the horse on which the king has ridden, and on whose head a royal crown has been placed; and let the robe and the horse be handed over to one of the king’s most noble princes and let them array the man whom the king desires to honor and lead him on horseback through the city square, and proclaim before him” ‘Thus it shall be done to the man whom the king desires to honor.’”  


That is where God’s sense of humor comes in. Then the King said to Haman, “Take quickly the robes and the horse as you have said, and do so for Mordecai the Jew, who is sitting at the king’s gate; do not fall short in anything of all that you have said. “Haman later died on the fifty cubits high gallows he had prepared for Mordecai the Jew.


Don’t not give up yet child of God, They might have tried to burying you, but little did they know you were a seed, besides ‘who is he that says and it’s comes to pass when the Lord commands it not. [Lamentation 3v37]