Liberation Day: We should be grateful for what God has done for us

By Pascal Ntaganda

As Rwanda celebrates 28th anniversary of its liberation, gratefulness for what God has done is something that everyone of us should have in our hearts.

What a story to tell to my children!

Let’s imagine Rwanda is a choir. Wouldn’t our song go like: “Hallelujah, come and see what the Lord has done?”

On this day, we celebrate the brave hearts of the young men and women who left their families and everything to fight wholeheartedly to liberate this country, and give us the gift of the Rwanda we have today.

Above everything, we thank God for all He has done, changing our story for the better, and using our leaders to take good decisions for fostering reconciliation and unity, as well as working to improve our economy so that Rwandan keeps moving into the direction of self-reliance.

In the book of numbers, we see Israelites quickly forgetting the God who miraculously took them from Egypt.

They turned their hearts to the idols. What an absurd thing!

When building the Rwanda we want, we should never forget the God who has done so much for us.

May we always enthrone the God who loved our country and the world at large with such an indescribable love.

He is the one who calls us to reunite, to reconcile to live in peace with one another.

Let’s hate evil by hating divisionism and all kinds of injustice. Let us not give any space to hatred or any wickedness.

Psalm 33:12 “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people he chose for his inheritance.”

PS: The author of this piece Pascal Ntaganda, is a  Christian congregate at Christian Life Assembly in Kigali.