National Prayer Day

This term I’ve been studying through the book of Genesis with the students here at Fiwale Bible College. On Monday this week, we were considering the story of Noah and the flood. The way the text is written by Moses shows us that the key idea of the story is Gen 8:1, ‘But God remembered Noah.’ The highlight therefore, is not just that Noah was delivered from the flood, but that in the midst of the trial, God did not forget Noah’s situation. Later, we see God reaffirming the covenant with Noah with the sign of the rainbow, which is a reminder that even in the context of judgment, there is grace and mercy.

After the class, one of the students ran after me to ask if I’d seen the rainbow the previous day. This last Sunday was significant for Zambia as the president had called for a national day of prayer, repentance and fasting. On that day, thousands of people in Zambia saw a unique circular rainbow around the sun.

Zambia is going through some significant trials, many of which are probably man-made. But even so, God’s mercy and grace are ever present, he has not forgotten Zambia.

The rainbow, captured by Zambia's national news service.
The rainbow, captured by Zambia’s national news service.

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  1. Dear Tim – thanks so much for keeping us up-to-date with all your news. We heard about the Zambia day of prayer on Sunday from an unexpected source. We went over to St Mary’s Church on Sunday evening for the Licensing of their additional new vicar. Guess what?? – he comes from Zambia – his name is Patches and his wife is Zenaida(?). The service was delayed by a couple of weeks because the Visa hadn’t come through! Anyway, he is very well thought of here, and seems well settled already. Maybe when you are in Bournemouth early next year you would like to meet up with him. I am sure we could arrange it together with a visit here if you wish. We can think about it nearer the time. David Craig shared some of his video pics of his visit with you to the Seniors group on Monday, so lots of contact lately and armour for prayer. Trust you are well, and we look forward to seeing you before too long. May God continue to bless you in all you are doing. With love from Margaret & Tony. From: Tim in Zambia To: revtmkbc@btinternet.com Sent: Wednesday, 21 October 2015, 14:52 Subject: [New post] National Prayer Day #yiv8560214646 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv8560214646 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv8560214646 a.yiv8560214646primaryactionlink:link, #yiv8560214646 a.yiv8560214646primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv8560214646 a.yiv8560214646primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv8560214646 a.yiv8560214646primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv8560214646 WordPress.com | mintmiller posted: “This term I’ve been studying through the book of Genesis with the students here at Fiwale Bible College. On Monday this week, we were considering the story of Noah and the flood. The way the text is written by Moses shows us that the key idea of the story” | |

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