Do not kill them,they are all we have

It is about midnight in Zimbabwe and most are probably fast asleep. Most are probably having sweet dreams with a proper roof above their head. However somewhere in South Africa is a family uncertain of what the future holds, somewhere in the shanty towns of South Africa is a man caught in the horns of a dilemma. Somewhere in South Africa is a fellow brother nursing a wound after being pushed out of a moving train. Indeed the world cup has come. As we draw closer to the final we celebrate teams that made it to this stage of the game. We celebrate teams that have worked hard to book themselves entry into the finals that are due in a few days to come. However one team shivers at the thought of the final whistle, one team trembles at the thought of the end of the final ninety minutes.

This is the team that worked day and night to put up the magnificent stadiums whose spectacle mesmerizes the world. I have no doubt that our fellow brothers and sisters are a part of that team that worked hard. Talk of Mbombela Stadium, Moses Mabhida Stadium and the Soccer City Stadium to mention but a few. It is a pity that some of our fellow countrymen and a host of other foreign nationals find themselves enveloped in fear as unscrupulous elements bay for the blood of foreigners in that country. Shakira sang “Waka-Waka” celebrating the time for Africa. So did the rest of the world. As Zimbabweans we sang along knowing that our time had come. We embraced the spirit of ubuntu as we stood united with our neighbours in this time of glory. We witnessed the kick off at soccer city. We marveled the festivities at soccer city as World Cup fever took its toll. Today l cannot help but shed a tear at the growing sound of brutality coming from that direction. Does ubuntu condone the killing of helpless people in search of a better life? Does ubuntu slaughter fellow brothers and sisters because of a differing click or dialect? Can ubuntu discriminate us according to our presidents? Honestly spare us the horror. Let Soccer City be Soccer City and not Killer City.

It is with a heavy heart to note the recurrence of xenophobic threats to our fellow brothers and sisters in South Africa. It is rather unspeakable and indifferent from the apartheid that stung South Africa less than two decades ago. These are issues that l usually try to avoid but today l was pierced by a friend X on facebook who raised this issue in a way that fuels an orgy of hate speech. I believe it is the duty of every citizen of the world to promote peace and tranquility. It is the duty of think tanks to promote a language of love. Clearly we now live in a world of global interdependence where nations rely on each other in terms of trade and human resource. This does not mean legalizing crime or what is deemed illegal by the law. However where human subjects are involved measures should be taken to avoid a scenario where people’s lives are terminated in the name of job creation. Let us unite against Xenophobia.

Zimbabwe will rise again. She will once again be the breadbasket of Southern Africa if not that of Africa. She may be undergoing challenges at the moment but that does not mean her people are trash. Her people are endowed with a spirit of hard work that works harder even in tougher times. In any case Zimbabwe is on the road to recovery. The rains of reformation will fall so that her pastures will pierce the ground with greener grass. Zimbabwe’s Lands will make paddocks of peace that are free of attacks. Once again the children will play; songs of happiness will be sung as a new era dawns on Zimbabwe. It is possible and it begins with you and me taking the initiative to make our motherland a better place. May the good Lord protect the sons and daughters of Zimbabwe. May He protect them against swords and knives in foreign lands. They passed ports and borders with or without passports to fend for their families. Let no man harm them, let no man burn them, let no man kill them and let everyone say No to Xenophobia.


Creation and your ability

The manner of Gods’ creation is one which just boggles a typical person’s mind. Without a spiritual revelation Gods’ word remains a mystery to anyone that reads it (John 9:39).

For example, just look at the creation of man.
Now just to test your general knowledge, who was created first? Man or animals?

Honestly, without referring to your bible what do you think?
Now read Genesis 1:25-26.
Dont continue reading without reffering to your bible.
Now did the bible say a different thing from what you thought?
Well then, go to Genesis 2:7 & 19.

Now what do you think?
Confusion? Repetition? What then?
The response to that is i feel God telling me that the initial creation as in Genesis 1 was that of a declaration of faith and authority of the Lord.

As he declared unto us that the righteous shall live by faith. This is the very faith that the Lord shows us even from the begining of his very word. That as we declare things in our life, they are automatically created in the spiritual realm because we were made in his image. (Gen1:26 & Gen 2:7)

Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1). Man was already created but he was not manifested physically. The physical manifestation of man was to come at a later stage but the job of creation had already been done.

Now let us learn the lessons of creation and faith. God declared and spake the words and catalyst of creation, then he went out and performed the actions that were associated with the declaration that he had made. In this he gave us a classic example of how he expects us to behave and act out our faith. In the great book he says, “faith without works is dead”.(James 2:20&26)

Therefore we should also in our lives make the declaration of creation in faith through his name and go out and perform the actions that are associated with that.

Thus as we have God in us we are able to do his works as his Son Jesus Christ did as he had seen his father do and promised us that even greater works than those we would be able to do in his name.

The blind man in the book of John chapter is a classic example of the fact that whatever that you are born with or any situation that may besiege you is never meant to defeat you, but only to manifest the greatness of God’s power.

The mighty men that were under the charge of David in 2 Samuel 24 won many a battle in a supernatural manner taking on hundreds of soldiers and conquering them under the power of Christ who strengthened them (Philipians 4:13). And the victory was of the lord (2 Samuel 24:8-16).

So no matter how great the challenge may be that you are faced with, know only that the greater the challenge you are faced with, the greater the victory of the Lord and the greater the benefits that are going to come your way.

Can you imagine the distress that the blind man felt and the utter hopelessnes that he had, for before his time no man had ever been cured of blindness through either miracles or medically (John 9:32).

Here was a man who was faced with an impossible predicament, a challenge that had before that time never been known to be overcomable. And who would show him that nothing was impossible? None other than the lord unto whom glory is due.

Is there a situation or challenge that you are facing today that you feel that it is next to impossible to overcome? Well, guess what, that just gives God an opportunity to prove his omnipotence and you an opportunity to glorify his name as he clears the way of all challenges before you.