Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Economic growth:Day of First Fruits

World Bank Country Director Colin Bruce in answering a question posed to him over World Bank's continued support for Kenya recently stated " From time to time, we are asked why we continue to support Kenya. The answer is simple we see great economic expansion and one of the strongest economic recoveries," .Kenya's economy has been on a strengthening path since President Mwai Kibaki's government took over in 2002. Growing at a rate of 6 percent a year compared to 0.6 percent when he was elected president.
In the Jewish calendar, today is the Day of First fruits. And though most Christians don’t observe this Jewish holiday we as kenyans should consider today as a day of reflection and thanks giving.Kenya has come along way in the past three years and as such we are greatful .So today in your own special way I hope you will give thanks for the growing economy .(including a special prayer that all Kenyans may enjoy the fruits of this growth ).Let us offer the lord our first fruits of praise for He has been good to us.
The Spiritual Meaning: By giving God the firstfruits, Israel acknowledged that all good things come from God and that everything belongs to God. Giving the firstfruits was also a way of expressing trust in God's provision; just as He provided the firstfruits, so He would provide the rest of the crops that were needed.Note that the Feast of Firstfruits was instituted when the nation of Israel was still wandering, without land or crops. It was observed in faith that God would lead the people to the land He had promised.