PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has called on Zambians to trust God even as the nation goes to the polls and not to let anything divide them.
Speaking during his renewal of the bible society of Zambia membership, the President said God’s word must be the anchor throughout the past, present and future life of the nation.
“Therefore, it is important that, as a nation, we trust god at all times because he will always be there for us.This is even more true that Zambia will be holding elections on 12th August, 2021. God’s word must be the anchor of the nation throughout our past, present and future life of our great nation,” he said.
The President Lungu who is also patron and president of the society said he has no doubt that Zambians will honour the values especially to respect the dignity of one another.
“God’s word calls us to love God and to love one another, as fundamental values of the christian faith. As President i wish to reiterate these important words of the bible.That is why God’s word is true and relevant for every season, whether it is during times of COVID or times of elections, we are called to care and love for another as God’s children,” he said.
The President further urged Zambians to make God the centre of their lives and nation at large.
“I love the bible because it tells us in Galatians 3:28 that “there is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for we are all one in Christ Jesus,” he added.
President Lungu commended the society for the distribution of close to 70,000 bibles to the vulnerable communities among them seven thousand orphans.
“God’s word is about remembering the poor and those who do not have the means to afford a bible. Therefore, every support that, we as a nation, give to support the work of the bible society goes to ensure that more orphans and vulnerable communities are reached,” President Lungu added.
He further called for peace among citizens.
“My prayer, as President and patron of the bible society of Zambia, is for peace to be with all Zambians and our nation,” he said.
(Picture by Salim Henry)