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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  


With the speed and facility of modern travel it is possible to have breakfast in the UK and tea in the USA. In travel terms the world has shrunk and this has opened up a whole new vista on holiday destinations with many companies specialising in long haul flights to exotic and distant locations. Travellers are less restricted in their choice and even the most remote places have become accessible, so you can be here today and almost anywhere on earth tomorrow. Maybe, even now as you read this article, you have read the brochures and planned your summer holiday.

However the Apostle James in his epistle warns against presuming that we can do this or that tomorrow. In Chapter 4.14,15 we read; “Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.” Solomon, in his wisdom, wrote in Proverbs 27.1, “Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.”

Life is uncertain, I can only call the present moment mine, and I cannot state definitely what I shall do or where I will be tomorrow. You may expect to be in the office, or at work on the farm, or attending school as you have so often done but can you be sure? Perhaps life has become rather monotonous and drab and every day seems to be the same but tomorrow could be different. You may feel that you are in a secure routine and there appears to be nothing on the horizon to threaten that but things can change suddenly and unexpectedly. You may on the other hand have planned something out of the ordinary for tomorrow, but will your ambitions ever be realised?

So, where will you be tomorrow?
At home, at work, in hospital, in heaven, in hell?

What will you be doing tomorrow? Working, travelling, weeping, rejoicing, resting?

How will you be tomorrow? Healthy, happy, excited, disappointed, tired, sick, dead?

You say, “I have no idea, no one can be sure.”

But there are those of us who know that if things don’t work out as planned, if calamities should suddenly overtake us, if life should unexpectedly be brought to an end, that all is well for eternity.

There is not the slightest doubt in our minds; because the Word of God has assured us. Note the confidence of the Apostle Paul in Romans 8.38,39; “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

John writes in his first epistle, chapter 5.13, “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.”

Paul’s last letter was 2 Timothy and in chapter 1.12 he wrote;”…for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day.”

Dear reader, do you have such confidence or do you have nagging doubts and apprehension regarding the future? Are you persuaded or perplexed? Before the end of today you could be able to sing, “It is well, it is well with my soul.”

The facts regarding Christ’s death on your behalf are absolutely beyond dispute.

In 1 Corinthians 15.3 we read; “…Christ died for our sins…”

In 1 Peter 2.24 it is stated; “Who His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree.”

In Romans 5.8 we read; ” Christ died for us.”

All has been done that you might be in heaven – are you prepared to trust Christ and depend exclusively on Him and what He has done at Calvary to save you from hell and take you to heaven? If so, then tomorrow will hold no dread for you and peace will be yours amid all the uncertainties of life.

Written by Assembly Testimony and used by permission as a guest blogger.

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