2 Chronicles 7:14 New
International Version (NIV)
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their
wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
Today South Africa celebrated Freedom Day, 21 years of Freedom still facing some of the same struggles we faced 21 years ago but I am positive that even though we are going through these struggles we as a nation can overcome them together.
It showed in a packed stadium on Saturday when the Stormers won the Bulls in a nailbiting encounter
“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to
inspire. It has the power to unite
people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a
language they understand. Sport
can create hope where once there was only despair. “It is more powerful than government in breaking down racial barriers. It laughs in the face of all kinds of discrimination.” –
May 25, 2000
Today though it was something different that can change the world something more powerful, this is the power of PRAY, praying together a nation united. The Newlands Stadium was filled with young and old, people from different races, denominations, countries and backgrounds all united through PRAY to make a change and also just say THANK YOU for our freedom.
We heard confessions and revelations of the mighty power of THE LORD through pray, the lives that were changed, from drugs, gangsterism and other ills that face our youth – we were inspired through the passion of these stories and witnessing first hand the change in these peoples lives.
Angus Bunchen, the man who led Mighty Men to tear-jerking confessions was also there to inspire the youth. We also saw Mi Casa in a different light at – least I did anyway, as they led us singing “Lift your hands to Jesus – Lord use me – Here I AM.”. They did however also give us some of their popular songs and abit of the late Ma Brrrr Brenda Fassie prompting the lady next to me to say “Ons kan ook jol vir die Here, sonder drugs” 😀
It was an eye opening and inspiring event, one that brought a city together holding hands, despite the violence and heartache outside we stand united as Cape Town – together through PRAY we can heal a nation.
“It is the beginning of a new era. We have moved from an era of
pessimism, division, limited
opportunities, turmoil and conflict.”
– excerpt from Madiba Speech after casting the first vote in 1994
YTA – Youth Transformation Africa – We are generation fire – we stand united
Thank you to everyone involved in organising this event – truly blessed