Some 3000 years ago, in response to King Solomon's earnest prayer, the Almighty God made a timeless promise that is vitally significant to us all as we convene this inaugural annual summit of our African Union.
“I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for Myself as a temple for sacrifices.
When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people…
if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways,
then will I hear from heaven and forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
This is the promise of God.
During his life on earth nearly two thousand years ago, Jesus Christ spoke these words of comfort, encouragement and promise that remain forever a timeless truth.