Sunday 24 September 2023



I was thinking this morning.... I have been travelling far and near in the last 30 years and in all my journeys I have never been left without an impression. Every trip on road, air or sea leaves an impression about how wonderful the World is and the mightiness of the creator.

In my former life as Environmental inspector for Shell, I had to travel deep into the swamp even to the edge of the Atlantic Ocean in Bayelsa and Delta States. Years later, when I did sail on a Cruise ship on the ocean so large that I couldn't see the end whichever direction I turned, I remembered the song of Louis Armstrong 'What a Wonderful World'.

Oh, what a wonderful world indeed. On my very first flight ever in 1992, I couldn't get over the thought of a giant metal suspended inside the clouds. In the vastness of the skies and looking down and seeing everything we hold dear look so tiny, my jaw dropped and like Louis Armstrong, I sang 'What a Wonderful Wooooorld'.

Some live close to or at the foot of the mountain but have never climbed to the peak. You only need to climb to the Mountain peaks of Idanre hills in Ondo state or Shere hills in Plateau State for you to shout 'What a wonderful wooooorld'

The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, Turkey is designated as one of the Seven wonders of the ancient world. It was built in 550 BC to honour Artemis, the goddess of hunting. The magnificent building took over 120 years to build and only one night to destroy! As I stood before the ruins of the temple and imagined how people kill to acquire material wealth, I whispered 'oh what a wonderful wooorld.'

Niagara falls in Canada, The Great Wall of China, Christ the Redeemer in Brazil and many others have been designated as great wonders of today. The interesting thing is that if you walk out your door, walk on the grass, watch the birds fly or simply smell the rain, then you will truly say, oh what a wonderful world we live.

It is common to hear someone say 'it's not that deep.' Overthinking your problems can lead to depression. Waking up every morning is a wonder, so relax and appreciate the simple gifts of life. Then and only then can you truly sing like Louis Armstrong 'What a Wonderful World.' Las las, in all things, give thanks (1Thes 5:18).

Stay hopeful. God's got our back.

Happy Sunday!

......Just the thoughts of a certain Wey Mey

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