“Today is giving Tuesday, give today, touch someone’s heart. In the next 24hrs be incredible to someone else. Defeat the monster of materialism.” Those were Shawn’s words, the founder of Team M2, cancer free kids. He adds and says that the mark of Christianity is giving more than you should have to as he reinforces it with the say, ‘More blessed is the hand that gives rather than that that receives!’
He then said of something that struck my nerve, something that crashed a soul and saddened a heart. He talked of one of the cancer kids they are supporting Merlyn who has a lump on her neck and she is to undergo another operation. He talks of how broken and worried the father is that the condition is getting worse. He talks of how Merlyn wants to go visit her grandmother and the sad thing is that she wants to go visit her as she thinks she might not make it.
I thanked God for life, I thanked God for good health and whispered a prayer for Merlyn.
Moz, the speaker for the day raises to the pulpit and explains why they started Kkrew BS. He says that they wanted to start a place where people will feel valued, where what people are going through will be acknowledged, where everyone will have a sense of belonging in a Godly way all this done by not encouraging sin. He quotes the verses Isaiah 61 and Jeremiah 18 where he says the main focus topics will be broken hearts and broken pieces.
He asks the congregation questions, questions like, ‘How do you explain hopelessness, despair and brokenness?’ ‘How do you explain losing someone you loved?’ ‘How do you explain innocent children bracing difficulty in the streets?’ ‘How do you explain the world ills? Ills like rape and murder?’ ‘How do you explain wrong choices?’ Most of all ‘How do you respond to these situations?’
He talks of how most people despair, lack self-respect and the easiest way for them is to walk away from God. They ask themselves questions like, ‘What would God do with a mess like me?’ He said with an accentuated voice, a statement that hits like a plank on the back of the head, “We are all broken pieces to a certain degree. The degree varies to everyone and how we respond to our brokenness is all that matters.”
He talks of David, from a humble sheep shepherd to a mighty king. From a mighty king to an adulterer and a murderer yet God says he is a man after my own heart. He talks of how he got confronted by Nathan the prophet and wrote the beautiful psalm of Psalms 51. He continues to narrate the story of the children of Israel who sinned but God loved them. The same children who even after being liberated from Egypt stiffed their necks and started worshiping idols. He talks of how they would turn to God who bailed them out again and again.
He quotes the word on Jeremiah 18
At the Potter’s House
18 This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: 2 “Go down to the potter’s house, and there I will give you my message.” 3 So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel. 4 But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him.
5 Then the word of the Lord came to me. 6 He said, “Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does?” declares the Lord. “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, Israel.
He talks of how the children of Israel are like clay in His hands and molds them according to how best he sees fit. Despite their brokenness, despair and unworthiness God still molds them into perfect beings. He goes back to Psalms 51 that reads
For the director of music. A psalm of David. When the prophet Nathan came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba.
1 Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your unfailing love;
according to your great compassion
blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash away all my iniquity
and cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I know my transgressions,
and my sin is always before me.
4 Against you, you only, have I sinned
and done what is evil in your sight;
so you are right in your verdict
and justified when you judge.
5 Surely I was sinful at birth,
sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
6 Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb;
you taught me wisdom in that secret place.
7 Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
8 Let me hear joy and gladness;
let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
9 Hide your face from my sins
and blot out all my iniquity.
10 Create in me a pure heart, O God,
and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me from your presence
or take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation
and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways,
so that sinners will turn back to you.
14 Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God,
you who are God my Savior,
and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.
I understood that God stands with me in my brokenness. I understood much better that God doesn’t quit on me same way He never did with the children of Israel. I realized that I maybe filth to man but not to Him. Are you broken? Are you in pieces? Are you worse than a murderer? An adulterer? Submit to God. He will mold you like clay into a perfect being.
Welcome to KKrew Bible Study. Let you be molded into a being that pleases the Lord. Kkrew BS is the place to be every Tuesday as from 5.30 pm at Nairobi Cinema.