The context of the tides: the COVID exile Psalm 137 was written many years into the Babylonian exile. The Jews were away from their homeland, with the harsh reality of being geographically displaced. Probably worse than that was the unpleasant impact that the exile had in their loss of the structured, reliable world which provided
The Wages I waited for Growing up, I had this mentality that God owes me! He owes me for the suffering He allowed my family to go through and for the hard work my mum put in to get us to where we are. I thought God should pay us for we pledged allegiance to
In the richness of His mercy, God has blessed us with opportunities for relationships. There are blessings in interacting with one another. What would the world be like if we, like Adam, had only animals around us? Who would even crack jokes for us, create memes and make those Indian tutorial videos on Youtube? Where
Swept by the flood Whether it bothered the people or not when they saw Noah grind cypress wood and pitch, making a shapeless structure, at least according to the Bible life moved on normally in the community; weddings continued to take place. People savored their barbeques served with chilly and grapes wine. Little did they
One day, a teenage girl in a little town of Palestine was visited by a stranger in shining clothes. “Do not be afraid,” he said. “I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.” And that encounter, recorded in Matthew and Luke, is forever memorialized in the Nativity stories
It is Good Friday! Humanly speaking, those are four off-days for a regular employee and if that happens to be a teacher/lecturer it’s time to give the students some space. Here in Kenya, a good number of people take these days to sleep, visit each other, and do charity work, catch-up with rest or entertainment. I have a list on a sticky note of a to-go list for this long weekend. However, together with millions of others, we are either creating Easter memes or viewing them as they land on social media.
In our discipleship journey as Christians, we face a constant battle in seeking to sustain our spiritual passion and to experience personal renewal. On one hand, is a longing to do the will of God and on the other is a lure to give in to the short-lived pleasure of sin which so often seeks to ensnare us.
“Sweet hour of prayer, Sweet hour of prayer…” When I think of this hymn, I find immense joy as being drawn nearer to God and reminded of prayer. Many Christians testify of the answered prayers more than those yet to be answered. Well, I testify of an unanswered prayer for I have faith that God