1 John 4:18 states that, “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.”
Tomorrow, 27 April is a special day for South Africa. It is the day that the first free and democratic elections were held in the country in 1994, and when South Africa was liberated from a long period of colonialism and white minority domination i.e. apartheid.
We at bAw celebrate with our fellow brothers and sisters as they remember the moment when fear began to be cast out of their hearts and lives. We would like to take it a step further and celebrate the freedom we received as humanity over 2 000 years ago when God Himself died for us, and poured out His love over us to set us free from the slavery and oppression of sin and Satan.
“For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery.” – Galations 5:1
Today’s post is rather special. In the spirit of celebrating freedom, we were fortunate to engage in conversation about #blacklove and #africanlove with our wise Aunt and Uncle. We recorded this hilarious and spiritually uplifting conversation which you can watch here.
In this episode, Uncle Victor and Aunt Gail Masondo share deep insights into the freedom of love from someone who has the same skin colour but is from different parts of the world. They share powerful encouragements for those of us trying to figure out this love thing God’s way. And what’s so special, is that they provide these lessons from a godly perspective within an African context. They’ve been married for 24 years so you know they have a well of wisdom to drink from!
Photo Cred: Samuel Sibanda
So go ahead and watch via our new YouTube channel. Subscribe so that you don’t miss out on future episodes that we share. And of course, ask questions, share your thoughts and journey with us as we seek to be educated on what love God’s way is meant to look like.
Thank you for consistently being a part of the bAw family. We wish you a wonderful holiday tomorrow and we pray that you have the opportunity to reflect on the true freedom you have received and how to operate in it so that it enhances not only your life but the lives of others around you.
Before you go sis:
In case you missed it, we have our Natural Hair Appreciation Tea taking place next Sunday, 6 May from 14h00 – 17h00. Tomorrow is the final day to get tickets! Make sure you purchase yours here by midnight tomorrow. And if you’d like more info on what this event is about, and what it has been like in times past, go ahead and click here for more info.
We’ve got an amazing line-up in store and we can’t wait to host you!