Living Without Fear Through Coronavirus
How on earth can you live without fear in these troubling times?
We have been told to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives. For some this is quite a challenge.
Immaculée Ilibagiza was born and raised in a small village in Rwanda, Africa.
On April 6 1994, the Rwandan President’s plane was shot down over the capital city of Kigali. This assassination of the Hutu president sparked months of massacres of Tutsi tribe members throughout the country. Not even small, rural communities like Immaculée’s were spared from the house-by-house slaughtering of men, women and children.
To protect his only daughter from rape and murder, Immaculée’s father told her to run to a local pastor’s house for protection. The pastor quickly sheltered Immaculée and seven other women in a hidden 3 x 4 foot bathroom. For the next 91 days, Immaculée and the other women huddled silently in this small room, while the genocide raged outside the home and throughout the country.
This brings our isolation into some perspective. 91 days in isolation in a 3 x 4 foot bathroom with 7 other women while a genocide raged outside! And yet Immaculée was able to teach herself English inside that bathroom to prepare herself to find a job with the U.N. when she got out.
This incredible woman will inspire us in this message on Sunday.
In this message we will also discover
4 key lessons in order to be able to live unafraid through Coronavirus.