Security at Lusaka Airport


Let me explain the security process in Lusaka. 

Security was very relaxed. We arrived at 0630 and our cases were weighed in two at a time. The cases were then labelled and set behind the desk. Eventually they appeared in a Reilly being wheeled out and put in the aircraft hold. At least we could see what was happening. 

Personal security was also interesting. For instance I left my belt on, my friend, Graham, took his off – it didn’t seem to matter one way or the other. We didn’t have to take liquids or electronic equipment out of our cases. No one was bothered! Refreshing and relaxed! Sadly it wouldn’t work that way in the west. We are so plagued by terrorism and violent men that we couldn’t risk relaxing our security checking systems. I am reminded that God never relaxes His security systems. Evil is never acceptable. Sin will always be outlawed. Nothing can enter the presence of God while still marked by sin. The book of Revelation states: ‘But nothing unclean will ever enter it (the presence of God), nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s book of life,’ Revelation 21:27. 

I am so glad that we can be forgiven and acceptable to God. He has provided salvation through the death, burial and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ. The word of God confirms in Romans chapter 5 verse 8 ‘But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us’. We can be cleansed because ‘the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin, 1 John 1 verse 7. 

The security systems in Airports might change but God is the same yesterday, today and for ever. His standards are never lowered even though the world constantly downgrades its standards of morality. Thankfully he offers eternal salvation and His grace is rich and free to all who call upon His name. 

Praise God for all that He is and has done. 

Stephen  


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