Christians from different denominations, including the First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa attended a special service held in honour of those who perished due to Cyclone Idai that left a trail of destruction in the Eastern Highlands and surrounding areas last week.

The church service held at the Trinity Methodist Church in Harare, made many to realise that each and every one of those who perished was loved and also loved others. 

A testimony given by Mr Joseph Shambare who resides in Chimanimani brought the people who have never been to the area closer to the scene of the disaster.

Bound by a common faith and a love for humanity, Christians from different denominations attended a special service held in honour of hundreds of people who perished, the injured and affected communities in all parts of the country that were devastated by the harsh weather.

Running under the theme, “God Is In Control” and putting themselves in the same shoes that the people of Jerusalem were in when the city of Jerusalem was left in ruins according to the scriptures in the book of Lamentations in the Bible, men of God led Zimbabweans in crying out to God for his mercies.

‘Thank you for the gift of life, ooh Lord. Even in our confusion and grief help us to rely on you’, was the message carried by the First Lady who openly showed her vulnerability, the pain of what happened in the Eastern Highlands evident even in her speech as she tried to comfort others.    

Methodist Church in Zimbabwe presiding bishop Reverend Dr Solomon Zwana called on Zimbabweans from all sectors including politicians to come together and unite for the good of the country.

Lamentations chapter one reads, ‘How deserted lies the city once so full of people, how like a widow is she, who once was great among the nations’.

When President Emmerson Mnangagwa declared the two days of national mourning, he implored the nation to spare a thought for those still grieving by way of prayers and in whatever other forms and practices, and as the nation mourns, peace be still.