praying against Mugabe
April 10, 2007
In a recent article in “Die Kerkbode“, the official paper of the Dutch Reformed Church, it the said that the leadership of the DRC is praying together with the other churches for a change in the leadership of Zimbabwe. Robert Mugabe has been president for more than 25 years, and has gotten wide news coverage in the past last years for the attrocities commited.
My initial reaction upon hearing this was one of caution. Are we sure we know what is best? Can we really make this kind of decisions? After that I got a bit mad, I felt like we are praying, but why aren’t we there, helping those people? I mean, it’s our next door neighbours! And I’m not talking only about the couple of white people still holding out, how about the milions starving without food!? Can we pray and still stay on the sideline?
But the problem is simply too big. Anyone even thinking about doing something to help the people of Zimbabwe are simply overwhelmed by the problems. And what do we make of Rom 13?
Yes, maybe we should be praying against Mugabe. But I still feel a bit weary about that part. What I’n sure of, is that we have a task to help those people, and that is the people we should pray for.
But what do I know. I’m also just sitting here, doing nothing about Zimbabwe.