Archive | September 2012

NUPTIALS

For better, for worse…For richer, for poorer…In sickness and in health…To love and to cherish…TILL DEATH DO US PART. I attended two weddings consecutively in the past two weekends and thought it’s only fair to do a piece on that.

I had so much going on through my mind as I sat through both weddings. I thought of the intensity of those words…Of how they go beyond the surface and stay deep rooted in a lifetime commitment. I thought of how such solemn, unconditional promises are recited before God and man as witnesses.

I kept thinking of how you don’t just wake up one day and decide to get married from out of the blues…it has to start from somewhere. The couple that is getting married must have had their share of good moments and bad ones too…But, they lived through all the moments to see the day when their two hearts would officially be joined to one, come to pass.

To make a lifetime commitment to someone feels scary…I don’t know, maybe because there is no undo button once you say “I do”. Unless you seek a divorce, which I totally DISAPPROVE. (Please God help my marriage to last forever once it comes, Amen!). The binding words “Till death do us part”, I believe should be lived to the core.

I love the glamour that comes with weddings…People go out of their way to look extremely ravishing for the day. (Yours truly,not exceptional). Lol! They break free from their ordinary daily lives and endeavour to stand out in the best way possible.

I like the detail that is put onto weddings. Everything is meticulously selected from the theme colour, to the cake (which flavour and form it will take) the venue, the food, the rings…talk about everything. It’s so evident that a lot of energy and finance goes into this day.

I guess it feels so nice to see all the important people come to witness your day and the numerous smiles that feel the air.

I can only imagine the joy of the union of coming together of the bride and groom. I don’t know what runs through their thoughts as they recite their nuptial vows. I don’t know if they silently question their decision, or they silently thank God for breaking the dawn of their day.

Now, think about how beautiful a wedding is if God has given the green light. If it is at the right time with the right person that He set apart for you. I tend to imagine that He sits up there on the throne and overseas the whole occasion smiling on the couple:-)

Marriage is so sacred…so sacred that one trembles at the thought of it. A man shall leave his father and mother and shall be united to his wife, and they shall become one flesh according to Genesis 2:24. God thought it wise to create a companion for man, and I believe marriage should be treated as an avenue, to everyday appreciate God’s gift of each other.

And today as I talk about weddings, I can only say Congratulations to all the newly weds and  wish them a happily ever after…Those who are engaged and are planning to get married, I wish them the very best as they prepare…To the singles and searching…Wait patiently upon the LORD.

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GONE TOO SOON

Today I just lost a dear friend in a car accident.A fourth year student of  law at Moi University Eldoret. Someone who was my classmate for four years in high school.A close neighbour in my upcountry,and someone who showed up while everyone else didn’t. A very selfless person that God brought to this world and has now taken away.

I remember the last time I saw her was at the local market back in my hometown. I remember how we screamed out loud at the sight of each other…and had a really long chat.I remember how I boasted of having a personal lawyer in my life already.

And today I cant believe that she is gone…I don’t want to.The thought of it saddens me more.At least if she would face one more day…Fill the earth with her jovial nature and stupendous personality.Live one more day to accomplish her dream of being a lawyer.

But it is so obvious that she made an impact in the lives of others…Left so many hearts with fond memories of her. She reached out to the people around her. Helped those who needed her help in the best way she knew how.

And it dawned on me that life is too short. That one moment you are here and the next you are gone. It made me reflect so much on myself. And from today I make a resolution to live each moment like its my last because I don’t know what will happen next. No one knows…Only God does.

Sarah

Sarah, as I write this post amidst all the sadness that comes with loosing you, I can only pray that the good Lord whose will always stands,will rest your soul in Eternal peace…R.I.P dearest friend.You forever remain in our hearts,Till we meet again!

I AM SMALL

I am small,

Yes, I am small,

Before Him that gives me life,

And has the power to take it  away.

 

I am small,

Small because He is big,

Bigger than all my fears,

and bigger than any circumstance.

 

I am small,

Small because I am nothing,

Nothing without Him,

For I live because of Him.

 

I am small,

And proud to be small before Him,

For forever He stands,

The author and finisher of my faith.

 

Yes I am small,

As long as its for His glory,

And as long as I will decrease,

As He increases.

 

I am small.

ROSES TOO ARE THORNY

Just think about how beautiful a rose is…its beautiful nature and its breathtaking fragrance makes it a favourite to many since antiquity. But how often does it cross your mind that this attractive flower also has very sharp thorns? Just like we endure the pricks from thorns to reach the roses, we should also do the same as we go through life and endeavour to reach our goals.

There is no such a world with everything on a silver platter…Just the way you want it and when you want it. There’s absolutely nothing that comes easy and I’d say there is no life that is all rosy without the thorns.

No matter how badly you want the rose, there is no easy way out. You just have to deal with the thorns first, maybe even get pricked severally before you can finally reach your desired rose.

If we could have our minds set to reaching our roses no matter how hard the thorns prick us and think they can demotivate us, we would have a better world…A world that does not have the word quitters in its dictionary, but rather has the word winners in its place.

It’s up to us…to get super-ambitious and let nothing get on our way to prosperity. Let’s get reaching the roses and ditching the thorns!!!