Saturday, 7 April 2012

18 Years

I woke up this morning to quietness.
Was quite amazing actually. Most mornings, life is moving by 5:30am or earlier in the neighbourhood - roosters crowing, people on their way to work, kids on their way to school, car horns honking, etc.

Not this morning. It was quiet.
Even the roosters!!

Today starts the mourning period in remebrance of the genocide which started 18 years ago and ended 100 days later ... with about 1 million people killed during that time.
Today, life somehow stops.

Learning from our history to build a bright future.

That is the slogan for this year's memorial.
I think it's a great one.
Rwanda DOES continue to learn from it's past and the future DOES look bright in Rwanda.

What I thought was most interesting was at the end of the televised memorial at the stadium, the slogan was diplayed and the instrumental song that played was...

Hallelujah, Hallelujah,
For the Lord God Almighty reigns.
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
For the Lord God Almighty reigns.
Holy, Holy,
Are you Lord God Almighty
Worthy is the Lamb
Worthy is the Lamb
You are Holy

God does indeed reign.
I continue to believe that God continues to redeem this country. To bless it. To give people the hope to move forward in their future.

Happy Easter to you all.


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cochrane said...


Rwanda continues to be an example of what grace and "taking the high road" look like and can can accomplish at a national level.

Canadians should be envious.