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IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE: A DEDICATION TO UNZA/OTHER STUDENTS AS THEY WRITE THEIR EXAMS

9 May

“Everything can change in the blink of an eye, but don’t worry God never blinks”- Unknown

When things are smooth, most people have the perception that ‘life is good.”They think that the world has no teeth. Their grades are sky rocketing, their continuous assessments are at the peak, their B.C just came in and their guardians just sent them some extra monies. For most, it is a time of celebration. The centre becomes their resting place, Arcades shopping complex their backyard garden and rooms of the opposite sex their second home. It is a life without limits for them. A few however, remember their mighty creator and remember to praise and thank Him for the blessings.

A life without limits does indeed have no limits. It can change just in the blink of an eye. In the blink of an eye; while at the centre, someone is hit with a bottle of their favourite beer. From a bottle of ‘black print’ they get a red scar that will really turn into a permanent black label with the passing of the seemingly limitless time. From a life without limits, someone spends days or months in Hospital. The sky rocketing C.A soon becomes meaningless. The ‘ever comforting and daring’ monks, bungwes, pals, exeys and momas are nowhere to dare and comfort. The examinations are nearing and the mighty senate will soon have to pass the rarely questionable verdict.

For most, those are the times when reality begins to sink in. The realisation that life has got teeth that can bite becomes a harsh real life experience. As people around celebrate, it becomes clear that the Bemba saying, “Ichalo lifupa, wakokota washa” (life is but a big bone which you can only bite and leave) is true. Soon, the bed ridden fellow will leave Hospital a wreched person and someone else will come in. For many people, finding themselves in such a situation seems to be the end of the world. They lose even their little faith in their mighty creator and decide to fully turn against Him. “Since He can not protect me from the bad things happening in my life, I will rebel against Him.”

A rich man by the name of Job who lived in the land of Uz went through tough experiences. Knowing God had given a lot of blessings to Job, Satan went to God and said, “Does Job fear God for nothing?” (Job 1:9) With that, the mighty creator allowed the devil to cast many afflictions of Job. However, the devoted servant was able to survive the temptation.

Today, a challenge comes to every one of us. Whether we are facing problems of our own making or problems we do not understand, let us remember that despite the fact that life can change in the blink of an eye, there is a superior being who never blinks unnecessarily. Therefore, He relentlessly watches over you to make sure your burdens are manageable.

I do not know who said it, I do not know how true but always remember-“Everything can change in the blink of an eye but God never blinks” So, He never changes.

Happy sessional period people!

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