A newcomer to Port Alfred, Clement Abrahams spoke to the attendees of the latest Christian Men’s Association breakfast on Saturday, held at Tash’s Craft Bar at the small boat harbour.
It was while sitting in church 33 years ago that Abrahams began crying uncontrollably when God spoke to him.
His minister at the Anglican Church, built on land his grandfather had donated, told him he was hearing God. “He told me it was God that made things happen, and that these things could be unpleasant or good. We need God’s wisdom to determine how to deal with things,” Abrahams said.
A construction contractor at the time, Abrahams would spend a month at a time on site which made it difficult for his wife, Beverly, and later his three children. On one particular and fateful night, while driving home to Pretoria following a protracted stay, Abrahams said God spoke to him for three hours.
“Only afterwards did I realise I could have had an accident,” he said. “But I wasn’t ready to listen at the time. I was told that God would come back to me when the time was right. This was the way He took me out of my comfort zone.”
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