Gospel News â Sep-Dec 2012
NEWS FROM BROTHERS & SISTERS
Bro. Jacob and Sis. Fedeliah Waliaula with Wendy in the middle and Job held by his mother.
In Kenya we are expecting elections. These will be for the first new leaders in the new constitution of course, not the constitution of our God of the Bible. We are not sure who should be elect for we have no trust in these people who are campaigning and we do not know what may be their hidden agenda.
This has drawn my attention and I have seen why, as Christadelphians, we do not participate in elections. What is obvious is that these people are after power, status, allowances, big salaries and big names. Once they get these, they forget the people who elected them. As per now, they are promising Kenyans heaven â improved infrastructure to the highest dynamic level and to fight poverty and diseases which is the co-problem here in Kenya. Once they get into power, they never live up to their promises. The most frightening thing is that our leaders
always use force before and after elections which always tends to spill blood of innocent people. This has taken place at each general election.
We do pray for our Lord Jesus to guide us in our way of life. Jesus Christ is the Prince of Peace and we, as Christians, are looking forward to good things to come, the best of the best, in the Kingdom of God. As long as we believe in our Lord Jesus Christ the Bible says that God will be on our side. All that we desire in our lives, is that we shall get into the Kingdom. In Isa.54:10 we read, "For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my lovingkindness shall not depart from you. Neither shall my covenant of peace be removed, says Yahweh who has mercy on you."
Let us cast our burdens on Christ and fill our hearts with godly things for this world is not our home. Even those who live in palaces, those who drive limousines or those who possess the greatest wealth in this world crumble into dust. We know that we are waiting for our home in the Kingdom of God. We read in Rev.21:4, "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things have passed away."
Here in Kenya, every week, we hear over the media that the terrorists called Al-Shabaab from Somalia have thrown a grenade either at a bus-stop, in a supermarket, in hotels, in a police station, in a crowded place. But the worst thing happened when they threw it at the congregation at the church on Sunday where people were worshipping God. This has caused tension and fright. Now on passenger vehicles people are afraid of those they sit with. This has gone beyond boundaries and if God does not intervene no man can manage it. That is why we must have faith in God for the good things to follow and peace as w read in Psalms 29:11. "The Lord will give strength unto his people: the Lord will bless his people with peace."