Thursday, October 21, 2010

A Case for Creation - Adam the Ant

       Once upon a time there lived an Ant whose name was Adam. Adam was the best at what he did; he built a great kingdom of luxurious tunnels to dwell in. On the 7th day of every week, food crystals and water drops would fall from the sky. With these blessings Adam had just enough to stay alive and healthy so he could continue building his great kingdom. 
      A long time had passed and Adam grew very lonely, he was the only of his kind and longed for someone to share his kingdom with. He hoped and wished someone would fall from the sky to join him in his land.

         Then  on a certain 7th day when the crystals fell, so came another, a beautiful female who he called Eve. The two Ants eventually learned to love each other and spent the rest of their days in perfect peace and  harmony.                                                                                         The End

This portrayal is really as simple as it gets. The non believer thinks they're the center of their own universe. How could anything else be out there? They refuse to believe in a God because they can't see him.  They need physical hard evidence, they have no faith.  These people couldn't possibly imagine someone so great to control all things.... A simple story that could be understood by a child is all it takes to see the Kingdom of God. Jesus said; "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven".

You see, Adam the ant lived in an ant farm.  When the 7th day came, a boy put sugar and drops of water into his cage. He ate, he drank, but he didn't know where it was coming from. When the female was given to him, he didn't know that he wasn't the only ant in the universe, he only knew what he could see. Could an ant imagine the brain power or capability of a human being? Of course NOT! As a boy can manipulate all things in the world of an ant without him seeing, knowing, or understanding how, so can God in the lives of humans. The typical human is said to use 2% of their brain, imagine if we could use 50% or 100% even, it makes perfect sense thet were created for far beyond what we can see today. It's not our job to try and figure out how God works, its unfathomable to us. You can rest assure he is there and you can trust him.

Psalm 24
Of David. A psalm.
 1 The earth is the LORD's, and everything in it,
       the world, and all who live in it;
 2 for he founded it upon the seas
       and established it upon the waters.

Isaiah 55

8 "For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
       neither are your ways my ways,"
       declares the LORD.

 9 "As the heavens are higher than the earth,
       so are my ways higher than your ways
       and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Starving African Villagers Trade Daughters as Sacrafice to feed their Families


MASVINGO - As hunger wrecks havoc in arid Masvingo province,  some desperate and starving villagers in Chikombedzi in the Low-veld district of Chiredzi are giving their daughters away in marriage for as little as ten bags of maize each to elderly  businessmen.

In a visit to Chikombedzi last week, the Daily News learnt with shock that some villagers claiming to have harvested very little maize last season due to poor rains and input shortages are exchanging girls as young as 14 to elderly businessmen for maize or maize meal. 

The businessmen cross the border into South Africa where they buy large stocks of maize meal to sell to the starving villagers.

Most of the villagers cannot pay in cash so they end up exchanging their daughters for maize meal.

Some of the young girls are given away in marriage for 10 bags of maize each.

“We have no option that’s why we are trading our daughters this way because we can’t let the rest of the family starve to death. In any  case ,the girl child will get married and leave the family, so we don’t see any problem with that,” said Hlalati Baloyi of Mhlanguleni village.

Chief Chilonga from the same district was quick to defend the practice by his people saying nothing was amiss as it is part of traditiona and is called kuroodza mwana which is done during times of crisis like drought.

“I don’t think this should attract debate from people in the country. What we are doing is not something out of this world if we are to consider some of our  traditional practices. You know very well that our fore fathers did this sort of thing, especially in times of drought and here we are experiencing it so we cant let our families die when tradition allows us to give away our daughters  in marriage," said Chief Chilonga.

He said that his people will only stop the practice if they get food aid from the government.

The Daily News understands that some donor oaganisations were forced to pull out of the area  by Zanu PF officials who accused them of pushing the regime change agenda in cahoots with MDC.

Efforts to get a comment from the  Provincial Adminstrator Felix Chikovo were fruitless.

Children rights groups have criticised the villagers and urged  the government to take action as the practice was violating the girl child rights.

Sungano Zvarebwanashe, a representative of  The Girl-Child Network in Masvingo said the government should see that those who forced their daughters into such
marriages should be arrested and tried.

“Government should instruct police to arrest all those who are doing this. They are violating children rights by forcing minors into marriages with old men who already have their wives. It is utter rubbish to claim that they were doing a traditional practice in this modern world,” she said.

She added that besides violating child rights the young girls were exposed to the risk of teh deadly HIV and AIDS from these men as some have scores of partners .                                                        

This is truly heart aching, us Americans just don't realize how good we have it. We can't even make up our minds to what we are going to eat for our next meal. The worst part about this is the rumors that these men are not really taking them into marriage, but selling them into sexual slavery. The world we live in is so terrible and Demonic!! 

The only one thing we can rely on is God's word. There is hope in the Morning Light ; the bible says that the day is closer than ever when things will be made new and the planet wiped clean of all sin and destruction.. 

Signs of the end age from Jesus :
Luke 21 11There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.

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