Sunday, 8 April 2012


Dozens of feet stamped the concrete floor, hands clapped a myriad of accompanying rhythms as joyful African voices sang;

“When we get to heaven

At the marriage supper

Where the saints are gathered

At the last assembly

No more sad parting

No more heart breaking

Farewell to sorrow

Victory at last,last,last.” christian song

Our hearts thrilled within us as we joined with our African brothers and sisters rejoicing in the victory that Christ has bought through His death and resurrection. Through the blood of Christ we do not fear death and sin does not have mastery over us.

“Where, O death is your victory? Where, O death is your sting?....But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”1 Cor 15: 55, 57

A message that was only realized by the greatest cost the world has ever witnessed.

A message for people in every country for it has no physical or cultural boundaries.

“….You [Jesus] were slain and with your blood you purchased men for God from every tribe and language and people and nation.” Rev 5:9

A message that can be understood from the youngest child to the eldest of the human race for it is not an intellectual theory. It is the truth.

“….If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved………Anyone who trusts in Him will never be put to shame.”” Romans 10:9, 11

As followers of Jesus we sometimes suffer heartache and sickness and even persecution here on earth but there will be a final realization of the victory that Jesus has won for us when we gather to celebrate and give praise and honour to our Lord in heaven.

If that is not worth writing, singing, dancing, sharing, persevering, suffering, speaking and living for then nothing is.

Rev21; 3 -4 “….God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain…..”


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  1. Very topical. Thank you.

    It surprises and disappoints me that these events aren't made blatantly obvious to everyone, but that, of course, reveals my own limited understanding. As you said, it definitely creates a role for us, though.

  2. Thank you Jennifer for this meditation.

  3. Thanks Jennifer Ann.
    Nothing thrills our souls more than to hear our brothers and sisters in Christ from other countries praying and singing right from their very hearts. We've experienced this in tribal areas of Myanmar, Thailand and Cambodia. And it humbles you to hear their obvious love and devotion for the Lord.

  4. Thanks Rita,
    It is a great privilege to join with other nationalities praising God. May you and your family have a wonderful Easter.