Most of us are familiar with the phrase ‘in love’ at some point in life, I being one of them. That moment when you meet this girl, and all of a sudden you become dumbfounded or for the courageous ones, ‘lyrical’ in the common language ‘kurusha mistari’ I dare say.
Or for the lady’s, swept of your feet (at times literally)
Well, I had a couple of poems with well-intended messages but then, it simply didn’t work out. That is not to say I didn’t have the ‘mistari’ but they were irresistible only that they were directed to the wrong audience. No regrets though, just that the timing was not right.
The things we do for love. . .image
Then it reminds me of what love entails, at least I could write poems, take her out, give her gifts yeah, I considered that… love! It’s what I believed it to be, giving my all for her.
For God so loved the world that He gave…. John 3:16
God gave, for He so loved the world. So it is safe to say that love gives. Paul, the apostle also encourages that the debt that we should owe is to give love!rsz_screenshot_146
Now, the love we are talking about here is not the Uhuru park love where you buy her a soda and ngumu (hard cake) with the maasai shuka for a romantic picnic, not to say it’s bad, actually she might end up giving in to your so thought out idea, (where my boys at)!
Instead, the Love that we owe to the world is that of Jesus Christ to a fallen humanity. Jesus exemplifies this in a very great way, that while we were still sinners He died for us so that we may gain forgiveness and acceptance before the Lord! Such is a great mystery revealed to us children of God.
To paint a picture on the canvas of your mind,
A criminal is charged with murder. He is arraigned in court and pleads guilty, the penalty of which is death. Then here comes a third party who says he will take up all the charges, bail him out and take up the penalty, by dying on his behalf. In addition to that, the law will recognize him as a common citizen as though he hadn’t broken any law.
He is free!!!!!!
Bringing you closer to home, we are the criminals here who broke the law of a holy God, and because He is a just God, we are deserving of His penalty, Death! In as much as He is a just God, He still is a loving God, and that is why, instead of us rightly deserving the penalty of sin, He made him who knew no sin to become sin for us so that we may be justified!law
“But God who is rich in mercy because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, That in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness towards us in Christ Jesus.” (Ephesians 2:4-7)
You are free!!! Only if you believe!
What a privilege we have! We are loved by a holy God that He thought it best not to destroy us because of our sin but Love us because of His son!
And like the song goes “mapenzi yake sio Kama ya nyama choma” (His love cannot be compared to roasted meat). It’s beyond description. I dare say, the greatest expression of Love is that cross. A divine exchange.
Therefore, (on a lighter note) before a picnic to Uhuru park, take her to the mountain of Golgotha to get a glimpse of the perfect Love, then she’ll love you with the perfect love!
And Love your neighbor as yourself!
Yours . . . .

  1. I love love it! The year is still moving on…and the message of LOVE still being preached…
    Thank you Mwachofi for this.

  2. Well written Mwachofi
    The message has clearly gotn home
    Looking forward to paying my debt of love by loving unconditionally.
    Baraka.

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