By Sandra Birungi
After his wife sowed a young calf as an offertory to the pastor, a man stormed the house of the pastor and asked that he return the ‘gift’.
The man, a peasant farmer from Kiamuruga area in Kirinyaga County was not allegedly consulted when giving away the young calf because at the time, he was visiting a relative in Nyahururu according to a resident in the area. “Spiritual matters, too, need consultations. I doubt God spoke to her. Had He done so, He would have relayed the same message to her husband who is also a staunch Christian, these are people who use God’s name to get things,” said a neighbour.
Upon arriving back from the trip, the man noticed a young calf was missing but he did not pay it much attention thinking his wife had tied it by the roadside for grazing like she always did. A hardworking and leading milk producer in the area, the confronted his wife about tying the calf at the roadside saying, “When will you learn to feed animals properly? If you insist on tying the young calf by the roadside, I might as well sell it and I swear you will not ‘eat’ even a cent,” barked the angry husband.
His wife stunned him by telling him the Holy Ghost had spoken to her in a dream instructing her to sow a seed so that their livestock would triple in number in a short while. “You must sow a seed. Surely you cannot be stingy to the very hand that sprinkles blessings to the world. I offered the calf during the Sunday service. And I’m very optimistic God will shower blessings in no time,” she said.
In a fit of anger, the man went to the pastor’s home asking to repossess his calf. He took his calf as the pastor tried to talk to him in vain. “Brother we give with our hearts not with our hands. I beseech you not to take what has been offered to God,” said the pastor.
“You are the preachers that Prophet Isaiah talked about, who are feasting on the fat sheep, while the servants are starving!” proclaimed the man.