Time and Chance

Sociopolitical upheavals and natural disasters in a country compel young men to emigrate from their realm. After perilous journeys, they settle in wealthier and more stable countries, but they don't want to be detached from their roots. Therefore, the young men go back home to marry and bring their wives with them to live in their new domiciles. However, many of the men are disappointed because they are engaged in nasty rat race with their spouses. The struggle for creature comforts in the affluent countries relegates the fear and love of God to the background and dissolves marriages irresponsibly. But the mad quest for riches leaves many a couple none the better because:

The race is not to the swift,

Nor the battle to the strong,

Nor bread to the wise,

Nor riches to men of understanding,

Nor favor to men of skill,

But time and chance happen to them all. (Ecclesiastes 9:11)

--George Anetomang

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