The Untold truth to the judge..
I felt like a phony in the hood of ashes as I stood in the criminal box.
“Madam Stephanie, for the umpteenth time, this is the last chance you have and if you fail to speak now, you will spend the rest of your life in jail”…. The words of the judge hits my heart like a bomb.
I have never have a strong resolution to do this ever in my lifetime.
Well, I don’t know what suddenly came over me that evening.
Janet, my twin sister ran into my home panicking and shivering like a cold chicken..
“What has come over you and why are you shivering despite the hot weather’..I said looking at her suspiciously.
Babe, “I am in trouble….”
“What happen”, and why are you in trouble?
“What has come over you and why are you panting heavily as though someone was chasing after you”.. I said incessantly
“Yes’… you get it, she said pointing towards the door
“Have you locked the door?”
“Yes”,… I have..
“What happen now’… I said impatiently, fear griping me from her disposition.
“I killed her”
who did you kill?… I shouted opening my mouth in agape and disbelief
I killed her.
Who?? I said shouting impatiently.
“Tola.. I killed tola,”
“Am in deep shit”…. She cried putting her two hands on her head.
“Wait…. Why did you kill her?” I asked, not sure if it is the right question to ask at the heat of the moment.
I knew Tola to be your close friend, so. Why? Or are you sure you are saying the right thing.
What happen to him? You killed him too?
“Noooo…. Desmond cheated on me, I caught the both of them together on my matrimonial bed and then, I was furious”… she said crying
I was furious, I was battered and bittered and then, I don’t know what took over me
Seriously, I don’t know…. I don’t know,
Shola said crying profusely, the tears trickling down her cheek like a water dripping down the roof during rainfall.
What happened? I asked her with compassion filled in my eyes.
I went to the kitchen and stabbed her to death in my own house.
Seriously…I don’t know.. the devil took over my heart
Everyone is looking for me, Desmond has gone to report the case..
As I am right now, I am wanted, they are looking for me and the next minute might send me to jail.. she said tears trickling down her cheek.
“I will stand in for you, I will stand in your stead. So, I killed her and not you”…I said tears welling up in my face as I said those words.
Are you serious?? She said, more tears flowing down her cheek
Yes… I will bear your sins and suffer for your transgressions…
There was a knock on the door as I said those words, sending cold shivers down my spine.
I know the police are here. I moved towards the door raising my two hands like a criminal.
Hi… good morning, my name is inspector James, I am…..
You can take me away, I am the accused.. I said not giving him the privilege to complete his statement
I was handcuffed and taken away in the van, without much ado.
“So you think your silence will do justice to the act you committed”
No…. It will not…the judge said,
Well, this is my final verdict and since you’ve failed to say a word, that implies all fingers of accusation towards you are true.
you are hereby sentenced to death by hanging.
Note: the truth of how innocent Jesus is, is glaring to the Pharisees but Jesus stood in our stead and died for your sins and my sins, that we may have everlasting life
Jesus was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities.
He died for our sins, Jesus paid it all on the cross just to die for you and me. That we may have everlasting life . That we should not die the second death.. if you have not accept him, please accept him and if you have, congratulations…
Never look back because no man having laid his hands on the plough and looking back is fit for the kingdom of God.(luke 9:62)
If you have not, pray this prayer from the depth of your heart.
“Lord I thank you for dying on the cross of Calvary, i accept you as my Lord and Saviour, forgive all of my sins and make me a new person”.
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