The only people I know that celebrate New Years, year 2009, today are Ethiopians and Eritreans. So, Happy New Year to all of you, Ethiopians and Eritreans!
And today, to be exact after few hours – on September 11, is my birthday! Yeah, that is why they called me “Meskerem.”
This morning, God spoke to me through a song, “Make a Way” by ‘I am They.’ I was thinking about something that has been bothering me these days and God said,
“I brought you this far, didn’t I?”
My past life passed before me like a flash and I couldn’t respond to Him. I put my hands on my mouth, I felt so ashamed for doubting His faithfulness.
My friends, God is faithful. My enemy tried many times to wipe me off the face of the earth, but God brought me this far and He is faithful to see me through the end. How I love Him! He is my only hope and my portion! I’m sure He is the same to you.
As we celebrate this New Year, please, let’s all pray for Ethiopia.
As the people of God, we have to let our hearts flow with the heart of God. While others post hate messages on their Facebook account/page to put down one particular ethnicity in Ethiopia, let’s pray for all tribes and ethnicities, let’s especially pray for mothers and children who are always the number one victims of war. As we speak, little girls in Ethiopia get raped and sold for sex since their fathers are not there to fight for them. So, let’s pray for them. Let’s lift Ethiopia and the Ethiopians up in our prayers.
May my God and Savior remember you, my lovely country Ethiopia; may He visit you with His mercy and grace, my beautiful people, Ethiopians!
I appreciate and love each one of you my Facebook followers. I take none of your kind and encouraging remarks for granted. Thank you for encouraging me throughout the year!
So, for this New Year, I leave you all with this word: God brought you this far, didn’t He? If so, He is faithful to take you to the end. Just put your hope in Him alone.
“Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.” (Isaiah 40:30-31) ///