This evening I remember a very interesting story. More than 20 years ago, our youngest daughter Jemine went with her dad to a social and family party in Sapele, Nigeria. She was about 6-7 years old and she was invited to sing a song at the microphone. Many ‘big’ men, rich men, politicians and traditional rulers were in attendance. She loved to sing and dance. Unlike me, she was never shy in public. It just happened that I thought our children the Ten Commandments that week. I never knew that the youngest will have an opportunity to preach the Word!
She saw many people kneeling down before the big men. She took the microphone to sing. Suddenly, just before the song, she paraphrased from Exodus 20 saying: “Uncles and Aunties, It is not good to kneel down before men! Kneel only before God! For God is a jealous God!” Then she sang a song of praise to God. The people were shocked at the boldness of this little girl. We still meet people who remember that event. Nobody knows how the seed of life spoken by a 7 years old saved the souls of many! To God be all the glory!
“You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments” (Ex 20:4-6)