By Theophilus Chuma
CHRISTIANS from different denominations joined hands with the First Lady Amai Auxilia Mnangagwa in Harare this Thursday under an initiative to sensitize and better prepare them against Covid-19.
Since time immemorial the power of music has come to unify people towards a common purpose, as it delivers powerful messages that transcend the boundaries of religious and political affiliation.
This Thursday believers from different denominations in Harare convened under a programme spearheaded by the First Lady Amai Auxilia Mnangagwa that amplified awareness on COVID -19.
Religious leaders who came to support the First Lady’s humanitarian initiative described her efforts as crucial to cushion vulnerable families and the elderly.
Drawing a verse from the Book of Acts; Daughters of Virtue leader, Prophetess Memory Matimbire, said the First Lady’s nationwide visits demonstrate the importance of giving.
“Amai is teaching us on the power of giving. She is teaching us that the elderly and parents should be looked after as this increases our days on earth. She is a blessed woman who leads by example,” she said.
Pastor Evelyn Gaga from Hebron Art of Prayer echoed similar sentiments when she said Christianity without giving to the poor is meaningless.
“Our mother has the nation at heart and she always joins us as churches in prayer. Recently we went with her to a prayer mountain in Mutoko where we spent the day praying against natural disasters and all calamities. We thank God for giving us a First Lady who has every citizen at heart. Christianity without benevolence and giving to the poor is meaningless and our mother shares what she has with everyone including the poor,” noted Gaga.
Writing in the book of Philippians; Apostle Paul encourages the church in Philippi not to be anxious and instructs them to pray for God’s blessing and make prayer for his protection and to do it with thanksgiving.
This was also a message emphasised by the First Lady as she encouraged the elderly and the vulnerable to observe high standards of hygiene as a measure to ward-off the novel Coronavirus.
Soothing music from Masimba Edenga created a warm atmosphere as the religious women joined the Mother of the Nation to speak in a spiritual language that comforts and heals when faced with adversaries such as the Covid-19 pandemic.