Every Easter Sunday we celebrate a sunrise service at Eastview Methodist Church. It is situated on the plots in the Eastern suburbs of Pretoria. this morning's sunrise was spectacular. It only became more beautiful as the day progressed. See the mist forming in the valley in the second picture.
During this time we celebrated hope. We prayed for our country, especially after hearing the news that Eugene Terreblanche was murdered by some of his farmworkers. ET was an extremist and very few white people agreed with his views. But his brutal murder does nothing good for exiting racial tensions in South Africa. It sparks more anxiety in the singing of a song with the words "Kill the Boer (farmer)" by Julius Malema, the ANC Youth League president.
We pray for South Africa. We pray that God's answer to human violence my raise hope and love in our hearts so that we may truly be reconciled to each other and to Him.