Wednesday, October 22, 2008

One man band!

“…for just as by one man's disobedience (failing to hear, heedlessness, and carelessness) the many were constituted sinners, so by one Man's obedience the many will be constituted righteous (made acceptable to God, brought into right standing with Him)...” – Romans 5:19 AMP [italics & emphasis mine]

Most of us are familiar with wise sayings such as, “…two are better than one…”, “…unity is power…”, “…majority rule…”, “…fimbo ya mnyonge ni umoja (cane/stick of the feeble/frail people is unity)…” etc; all these gives us an inclination towards powerlessness and hopelessness when one is left to stand alone. Yet from time to time, as we stand for God, we may be called upon a place of ‘alone-ness’; a place where we have to stand alone from the crowd.

While the scripture above talks about Adam’s disobedience and Jesus obedience, it is also true to us today. We can make a difference (and make history) in our family, neighbourhood, town, city, country and continent if we dare stand for what is right and not who is right there with you. History tells us of people like Rosa Parks (USA), Mahatma Gandhi (India), Emmeline Pankhurst (UK), Nelson Mandela (Africa) who stood for what is right and made a difference. When you have to stand alone, remember-with God, you are the majority.

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copyright ©2008 Light to my path by TJM Kyara

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