Pastor Ezekiel Ngundu
WE thank God for what our country has gone through; it is a sign of a great future that shall be admired by many nations.
God revealed to me that what we have gone through is similar to the barrenness of some women in the Bible. All women who
were barren gave birth to great men of God meaning that out of our barrenness, Zimbabwe, great things will come out.
Referring to the Holy Bible, Genesis 16 vs 1-2 says Sarah, the wife of our father Abraham, was called barren and despised by Hagar the Egyptian maid-servant. Sarah conceived Isaac, a great man who sowed a seed in drought and reaped a hundred fold.
Genesis 25 verse 21 points out that Rebecca, the wife of Isaac, conceived Jacob, who went with nothing at Laban’s home but in the end prospered more than Laban.
Genesis 29 verse 31 says Rachael, the wife of Jacob, conceived Joseph a man who was taken from a prison to rule Egypt, getting a position of authority in a foreign land.
In 1 Samuel 1 verses 4-5, Hannah was barren yet she gave birth to Samuel a great prophet who anointed kings.
In the New Testament, Luke 1 verse 7, Elizabeth was barren but she conceived John the Baptist, who paved way for Christ.
It is important to take a closer look at the barren situations and the children born out of them and at this point relate them to our daily lives Zimbabwe.
Isaac was great in crop farming to an extent that in his time he was a breadbasket of surrounding nations.
His son Jacob was also a great farmer.
Zimbabwe’s farming sector shall be great and time is coming when this nation shall be the breadbasket of Africa.
Joseph, who was raised from a prison to be second from Pharaoh in a foreign country as an advisor in politics, was a Hebrew from Canaan, but got a position in Egypt.
It all means Zimbabwe shall advise and provide political solutions to other nations.
Just like Samson represents defence and was raised by God to defend Israel, Zimbabwe shall be great in defending its people and natural resources.
Samuel represents great men and women of God who shall give direction and speak the message of God to this nation. As John the Baptist paved way for Christ, Zimbabwe will also pave way for the coming of Christ.
With what we have gone through, great people are going to come out in business, farming and ministry just to mention a few. No one ever had control of this barrenness, be they political parties, church and organisations of great influence because God was preparing Zimbabwe for a great destiny to come.
Many people desired to be like Moses who could talk to God face to face, but were not willing to go through the path he had walked taking care of sheep in the wilderness for 40 years.
In future many nations will envy to be like Zimbabwe but they will forget about our barrenness that has prepared us to get there.