MORNING MEDITATION

“Joy To The World; A King Is Born!”

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“Joy To The World; A King Is Born!”(Mi.5:2-4).
A Cameroonian proverb says,“No-one knows the queen who would give birth to the next king.” This is to say, one should treat all the queens with respect since a lowly queen today may become a queen-mother tomorrow.
A small stream below our quarter in the village is called “Ntshi Maboh” – Maboh’s stream. Maboh was a granddaughter of the quarter who grew up as a fool. She was always at that little stream, hence the name after her. May her soul rest in peace.
Babila, popularly known as Bila and Popipong gave the now popular Mungaka name for rice, “Tejak!” He has a speech defect. While he was between five and eight years he said rice was Texas food, he pronounced Texas, Tejak which is now like another mungaka name for rice. This is even better because the Mungaka for rice is “nkuñ mùkali”- English beans. The point we are making is that we are all important in God’s eyes. Ephrathah, the region in which Bethlehem was located was “small among the clans of Judah.” But God said,“Out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient of times…” Indeed, “small noh be sick!”
That small among the clans of Judah produced the Messiah -Christ – of the world. Christ may have been born within a specific time and place but he is anterior to that time and place. His origins are from of old, from ancient times.
The rulership of the Messiah is superior to any earthly ruler. He is a Servant-King.“He will stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the Lord, in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God. And they will live securely…”
As long as we are not living securely in this season of Christmas, we are not under his shepherding. May this humble shepherd king find a place in our hardened hearts, so that we can keep aside violence and settle our differences through nonviolence. The force of the argument is always superior to the argument of force! Besides, those whose strength lies in the use of arms are powerless without arms!
Christ has come that we may live securely.
Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ may you reign in our hearts so that we can live securely. Amen!
Have a blessed day! Peace be with you! Merry Christmas and a fulfilling new year in advance.
Rev. Babila Fochang.

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