It is my everyday prayer for God to comfort us all Ethiopians. It is a very hard and difficult time for all of us.
While I encourage everybody to stay strong, I specifically want to leave some advice to young Ethiopian Christians that find themselves in the middle of this confusing and tough season of life:
- Know your Bible!
- When you do something, have a biblical reason to do it! Don’t support anyone or anything with emotion, but only if you find a biblical reason to do so.
- The Bible says, “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.” (Matthew 5:13-15) –
- If you decide to stand with God and the word of God, know that you will find yourself alone at least once or twice or more than that when you stand with God and His word.
- Decide only the word of God to influence your thinking and action.
- Yes, pray but always know that prayer has to be paired with work! Otherwise it is useless!
- And always, be free from “racism!” Racism has a power to turn a good person into a tyrant who cannot think or reason and puts his life and others in danger.
- Dare to always get involved in the issue your country. As a follower of Jesus Christ, speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves. Do not be silent nor idle. Abraham Lincoln said, “All it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” ///