During my service year in the south eastern part of Nigeria, a narrative by Ayodele Adeoye was always referenced about a man named SAMADE, samade was a graduate of applied physics from a Nigerian university before he ran mad, he was a fan of every villager for his abilities and talents, Abilities and talents madness could not snatch away from him. His dancing steps and melodious voice couldn’t be ignored by passersby. He sings and dances without musical instruments yet those who listened and watched him wished he was not mad for the ecstasy he gave to them. His love life and marriage to Cynthia, another mad woman in the village was an envy of many couples. Samade and Cynthia had lived together in a self built self-containe under the popular bridge at Orile junction for 22 years. There were several times the villagers saw them quarreling but no one knew how they settled their differences. Unfortunately Samade and Cynthia do not speak the same language. While Samade was from the western parts of Nigeria, Cynthia was from the Eastern part of the country. How they seemed to communicate so efficiently struck me as a mystery but They lived together for 22 years without a long separation. How they consented to live as couple and had 3 children is a riddle no one is yet to solve. They lived under same roof in quote, they had no source of income other than begging, they have no common sense, lacked counselors, never attended marriage classes, yet they lived together for 22years uninterrupted. Samade and Cynthia were the Romeo and Juliet of their world, a perfect match to a fault. Mad but proud of each other and their union. They were seen severally kissing, hugging, caressing and sharing romantic moments together in the village. They shared all things in common, they bathed together, played together, ate together, entertained their guests together, fought together, smiled together etc. Samade and Cynthia were an epitome of uncoordinated romantic folks. If they were not mad, they would have won the best couple of the year’s award. The lesson in Samade and Cynthia’s romantic story is this; “If the insane can sustain a romantic relationship, the sane should be able to do better”. Unfortunately, most sane couples with common sense cannot stay together as husband and wife for 10 years without divorce or separation. Yet they have access to the good things of life. They have good shelter, good food, sound education, spiritual helps, finance etc. The story of this mad couple inspired me alot as it was really thought provoking. I realized that living in the moment was what made this couple stand out, these days people carry unrealistic ideologies of how they want their relationships to be and when is doesn’t go the way they plan it leads to a breakup or a massive fight or cheating. Unfortunately, Samade died on 24th of July and Cynthia died too on 3rd September of the same year of depression and loneliness. Their children were adopted by 3 different families whose lives were inspired by the romantic life of the mad couple. They were mad together They lived together They died together If the mad couple can do it, you can do it better, I can do it better because I can do all things through Christ and so can you (phil4:13)
Hey guys, let me share with you a quick emotional and inspiring story of a woman from Kenya (Africa) who found her childhood friend on the streets suffering and struggling from drug abuse and starvation. How she transformed his life will prove to you that God exist in human form!
With no words said I’m sure we all understood that story. It is very imperative at every point that you do not look down or trample on anybody because that person just might be the angel that God has put on this earth to help you in your time of need. You see, God knows that we can’t do everything on our own, we are bound to stagger, faulter and make mistakes, that’s why Adam had Eve and even Jesus had disciples. God sends an Earth Angel along with us the day we were born, we usually never know who this person is but chances are you’ve come across them at some point in your life, they show up unceremoniously and unexpectedly at the time you’re most in need of help. I’m sure some of you already experienced it, the people you expected to help you during your troubled period couldn’t really help you then an unexpected person shows up and aids you like they’ve known you all your life, yes, that wasn’t coincidental, they were sent, they’ve been with you the whole time just waiting to lend a hand when you need. We all have a helper waiting for us, all we need do now is to treat and respect everyone we meet because you’ll never know who your angel in human clothing is. And if you’re out there right now, stuck and in need of a helper, I just want you to know that God hasn’t forgotten you, he has a plan for you, all you need to do is prove to him that You! haven’t forgotten him by praying to him and asking him to send your helper, you’ll be amazed to discover that God answers prayers faster than the speed of light.
Blessings to you☺💕