The illiterate 17 year old brick layer was excited
The famous preacher was coming to town
He listened to him say he was made in the image and likeness of god
Gen 1:26-28 CJB
26 Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, in the likeness of ourselves; and let them rule over the fish in the sea, the birds in the air, the animals, and over all the earth, and over every crawling creature that crawls on the earth.”
27 So God created humankind in his own image;
In the image of God he created him:
Male and female he created them.
28 God blessed them: God said to them, “Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea, the birds in the air and every living creature that crawls on the earth.”
Strange he thought, he was always told
He was mentally deficient
And coming from a broken home didn't help much
He was out of school at the age of ten
Laying bricks for a living
When he looked around at other kids
It was always with awe they were the heavenly beings
He was this low inferior mortal
That day something in him changed when he came to know he was created in the image of God almighty
He had the wisdom of god, the creativity of god
And the character of God and God wanted man to be fruitful.
Fruitful he will be he decided. He pulled out an old dictionary he had bought and slowly tried to learn word to word
He used to see a young girl from Pastor John’s family watering the plants every evening
He felt she looked kind enough to teach him to read
She agreed and everyday he used to go to her to learn
She laughed when he told her his dream to become a millionaire in ten years
"How will you do that you barely know how to read”, she laughed and said
"I am going to study the lives of great men who lived
I am sure many of them came from broken and poor homes like me",
"Good luck to you, please do visit me when you do”, she said laughing out loud.
The Johns moved out of the neighboured,
Poverty had struck them ever since the Pastor died.
Elizabeth the young girl had grown up to be a beautiful young woman
She was taking care of her sick mother with her small salary.
One day a rich young man came to see them.
He went straight to her mother said
"Would you be interested to give your daughter to this humble brick layer?
"Daniel, Elizabeth screeched you made to a millionaire ...I see"
"Thanks to you, I leant not only to read but to establish a worldwide business as well
Yes...now I have come to ask you to marry me!!!!
Proverbs 27:17 CJB
Just as Iron sharpens Iron
A person sharpens the character of his friend.