“Message Of Lament, Mourning And Woe To A Hardened And Obstinate People!”(Ez.2:8b-3:11).
Today is Monday. It is “Kontry Sunday.” Whether you like it or not everywhere is ghosted. Those who live in Bamenda and the entire North West often think that since Bamenda Station is the administrative hub Kontry Sunday is not observed there. That is not true. Only a handful of places timidly open there on this day. Yet the general public may be told the lie that “everything is under control!”
We have just come out of a two weeks lockdown. Still, “everything is under control.” But who is controlling what?
Due to the lockdown I spent almost a week in Yaounde. I almost forgot myself because in Yaounde everything is truly under control. Once you are out of GZ you almost forget that your GZ is on fire.
Once out of GZ you begin to know why nobody cares. Nobody cares because they are not the ones wearing the shoes that is pinching!
It is usually difficult for a full stomach to understand why an empty stomach is rumbling.
The telltales of divisibility are very obvious in our so-called one and indivisible triangle. We do not need the Rambler to remind us that what God has put asunder…
But who cares! Even the people who are affected seems to be satisfied with the statusquo because of the humanitarian rice and beans from international NGOs.
Can we remind ourselves that those who live by the sword perish through the sword? War has never solved problems.
We are not going to be the first to succeed in solving our problem through the barrel of the gun.
There is just one way by which to solve this problem. Only a roundtable frank-talk can bring us any solution.
You will not be willing to listen to me because you are not willing to listen to the LORD because you are “hardened and obstinate.”
But the LORD assures his prophets saying, “But I will make you as unyielding and hardened as they are.”
The Venerable Nyansako-ni-Nku cried out, “Cameroon keep God!” That cry is more relevant now than then. Yes, Cameroon keep God!
I have eaten the scroll that the LORD has given me and my stomach is filled. It is a scroll of “lament and mourning and woe.” Let us return to the LORD who will solve our problem. Anything less than returning to him is only to further provoke his wrath. If that happens, we may experience the worst!
Individually and collectively let us return to the LORD!
Prayer of the day and week: Holy Spirit help us that today when we hear God’s word we should not harden our hearts. Amen!
Welcome to a new working day and week! Have a blessed day and week! Peace be with you!
Rev Babila Fochang.