By Kevin Omwanza via FB
Some friends are happy that Emilio is sick, and they love the prospect that he might succumb. In fact, some have R.I.P. messages ready…
They think that his stroke, and likely death is a punishment from God ’cause he robbed Raila of the presidency.
But hear me out, ye profaners
Emilio is 84 years old. He is, like his agemates, weak and worn. Even if he dies today, surely, how would you know it is God’s punishment not natural attrition? The Bible, Psalm 90:10, pegs man’s longevity at 70 years. Don’t you think God has been gracious enough to allow Emilio to hit 84 years …and he might live on some more.
Funny thing is that most of those waiting for the former president’s death might in fact predecease him.
The Bible exhorts us not to exult at other’s misfortune. Emilio Kibaki, like all of us, has a clay foot, and just as we need forgiveness from God, we, too, need to forgive.
Jesus taught us to pray this: ‘forgive us out trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.’ Meaning, forgiving is a precondition of us being forgiven.
That aside, there’ll be very many surprises in heaven. Those we thought were so evil, we might find there. Elisha, who was put to death by Manasseh, will be amazed to see the former tyrant there. Stephen, on stepping onto the sea of glass, will see afar, in the company of Jesus and Angels, Saul who later became Paul.
It is unchristian to pray for others to be visited with misfortune. God heal Emilio: God comfort the family of Tom Cholmondoley.
As a Christian, it pains my heart to witness the death of an unconverted soul. I have no problem with fellow Christians, the righteous, the upright dying; what bothers me is the death of a nonbeliever.