Today i had an important exam to sit for in school. Though it rarely ever happens to i, today of all days i just happened to oversleep. Usually it is a half an hour to forty minute ride on my bike or about twenty minutes by bus. When i woke up, i had forty minutes to get to school, and i still had to shower and dress. By the time i was ready to leave i had only about twenty minutes before the exam started.
Taking the bus was out of the question since i had missed the last one and it would be another half hour before the next one. And i couldnt see how i could ride my bike there within twenty minutes. I was so vexed and confused i began to wonder if i should just give up on it. I began to think that perhaps i should just call up and make an excuse, say im sick or something
In the end, i said Selassie I Jah, be with I this day, i must have to make it and finally ran out of my house and jumped on my bike
Now, i live in a town which is quiet close to the sea and in addition the placing of the town makes it a very windy place to be.
Idren, i tell you, from the moment i got on my bike, the wind was on my back like invinsible hands pushing i along the road, and i mean a real strong wind. I was going so fast that pedalling became almost unnecessary. you know how when you go so fast that if you pedal you feel like you are just pushing air ? thats how it was the whole way.
I dont even know how that was possible. because what usually happens on a normal day is, the wind might be on my back going down a certain road, but then when i bend around a corner, the wind might come at me straight in my face making it hard to push along, then if i bend another corner, the wind might come at me from my side and i would have to hold the bars a little tighter. But today, i dont know how, but every corner i turned, the wind would remain on my back.
Needless to say, my usual journey of around forty minutes took me less than twenty minutes and i got to school with about five minutes left to spare and i was able to sit for my exam
Now perhaps, some can come here and study the weather and wind speed and the plan of the city and whatever and come up with a rational explanation for how this happened today.
All i know is, when i call upon I Father, He is always there for I, Night and day, morning noon and evening.
InI Give thanks to the Holy One of Iration
Holy I Selassie I JAH RASTAFARI