“Ke December” are the words we hear at every corner this time of the year, associated with all things nice that mostly money can buy.
My brothers and sisters, before you beat your chest with pride, saying you ought to spoil yourself as you worked hard this year, remember your family who stood by you through hard times, who searched the corners of their pockets when you needed them to bail you out or help pay for your rent.
Remember those who cheered you on with words of encouragement and carried out your duties so you could dedicate more hours to your studies.
Your achievement is not yours alone but has those supporters as stakeholders.
While it is not your obligation to thank them, Christ was not shy of showing us that we should love one another and take care of each other’s well beings.
Before you complain when siblings are looking to you for a new pair of jeans or pair of takkies, thank the Lord God Almighty for the favour he has blessed you with to be in a position where you can help.
The greatest gift is not in receiving but in giving.
Bless your parents, brothers, sisters and cousins etc in a manner in which you know God has empowered you to do so.
Do not hold back a helping hand.
This yoke is for you to carry and may you carry it faithfully without complaining or boasting.
“Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.””
-Matthew 11:29-30 NIV
God is amazing in that, whatever you give he returns back in multiples. You can never out-bless God, His favour is beyond human understanding.
““The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’”
Matthew 25:40 NIV
You do not have to be rich, just have a positive attitude and speak life into your heart so that it can be emphatic.
Sometimes the greatest gift is inviting someone for a lunch you cooked, people may forget what you say to them but they’ll never forget how you made them feel.
Joko ea hao e bobebe,
E nkgathulula pelo;
Tumelo ho ‘na ke thebe
E tla mphemisa lefu.
Nyakallo ke e fumane
Tseleng ea hao, Morena.
Lira ho ‘na li qhalane,
Ke hloletsoe ke uena.
-Lifela Tsa Sione No. 53
May the grace of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
3 days to go before Christmas, bake those cookies and share them with those you know would appreciate them most. God bless you always.
Remember where you come from, It’s time to go home.