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Minister's Blog November 2022

Marcianne Uwimana

1 Nov 2022

Dear Friends,

Greetings in the name of God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

As I have previously shared with many of you, the ministries of children and elderly people are both at the heart of my current focus. After being inspired and encouraged by Jacques whom I mentioned on my last letter, I continuously realised that the pure and genuine hearts of children have much more wisdom than I previously thought. No wonder Jesus said to His disciples: “‘Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.”[1] Perhaps that is why some children do not like to be interrupted when they are trying to make a good point.

On the 16th of October 2022, someone sent me a clip Video of two very cute brothers in an interview on Steve Harvey TV Show. One of them said something very funny and thought provoking. He turned to the audience mid-sentence and said: “Everybody! Do not interrupt me when I am talking to Mr Steve Harvey, ……”[2] Like this little boy, I am sure many of us do not like to be interrupted when we are talking, or when we are having our dinner or lunch, or when we are simply getting on with our lives and doing our daily jobs/responsibilities/duties. We do not like to be interrupted when we have made plans for and with our families, churches, and communities. We do not want to be interrupted during our Holidays, during our day off, or our retirement. We just want things to happen as planned.  

Sometime, God’s interruption is what is needed, for God’s divine purpose to prevail. For the people of Israel to be delivered from slavery in Egypt, God interrupted Moses through a burning Bush. For the Saviour of the World to be born, Mary the mother of Jesus was interrupted for a divine purpose. On the day of Pentecost, the disciples were interrupted by the Holy Spirit. Three years ago all our plans/lives were interrupted by Covid19!! As we collectively and individually continue to pray for revival and God’s move in our personal lives, in our neighbourhoods, churches, circuit, and in the body Christ as a whole, this question kept popping up in my heart and mind: How prepared are we to be interrupted by the Holy Spirit for God’s divine purposes?

John Wesley once said: “You have nothing to do but save souls. Therefore, spend and be spent in this work.”  

Yours in His service,

Probationer Deacon Marcianne Uwimana

1. Matthew 19:12-14. NRSVA


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