Be comforted now

Oscar,

one of the many names for the Lord is comforter. What a perfect description!? His presence can make you comfortable in the most uncomfortable situations. He can unravel the dark shroud of grief and release the beautiful heart held captive within. He can pull you out of every situation you thought you’d be stuck in forever. He has the ability to bring peace to every trauma.
In fact,this…

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Sterk wees maat

Wees sterk, jy is onskuldig. Almal gooi klippe, maar glo my, hy wat klippe gooi gaan ook eendag val. ek weet wat jy deur gaan. Ek was ook daar waar jy was tot dat my onskuld bewys is. Sterkte.

Wees sterk en vol moed. Ek glo in jou onskuld en ja mense is vinnig om te se dat jy skuldig is, en wanneer jy onskuldig gevind word waar gaan daai mense wees wat so klip gooi. Ek staan agter jou want ek is…

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You can stand under my Umbrella

You can stand under my Umbrella

Hello Oscar,

I graduated from my Illustration course last week and it was a truly memorable day. My fellow graduates and I were able to celebrate all our hard work and have fun, before we move on to the next chapter in our lives. I was reminded of when you received your honorary doctorate from Strathclyde University, and how proud you looked as the press took your photo.

Unfortunately, your life…

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Tightrope to Justice

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I have no idea how many, if any, sleepless nights Judge Masipa has had since the beginning of the most infamous and controversial trial in South African history. I don’t know if she has railed against whatever process resulted in her being chosen to head up what has become, to the world, almost a travesty of justice. Does she leave court thinking about what she has heard, weighing up who is…

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How Hard

Dear Oscar,

I only can imagine how hard it must be for you right now.
There are so many haters out there, who try everything to bring you down.
They only see the “bad boy” in you, but not the person who did so much for South Africa and for the rest of the world.

You tweet a bible verse to pray to God – but they make a story out of it (you tweeted a prayer to distract from the bar brawl)
you want…

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My son was born without ears

My son was born without ears

I believe in Oscar.

My son was born without ears and his whole life for him was not easy. He was depressed and struggled to accept his disability. He told me how many times that he wants to take his own life. He also told me: Mum I can’t take rejection of girls anymore. After this big tragedy of Oscar I thought, it could be my son. People who haven’t got a child with a disability must just keep…

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Psalm 3:3

Psalm 3.3

Dear Oscar,

I hope you have a sense of Psalm 3:3 – God’s love, care and protection – in your life right now. 

You have wonderful siblings – Aimee is your tower of strength and Carl is spiritually strong for you.  I’m glad you also have other family members looking after you.

I see each one of us who love and support you – as a facet which God has chosen to incorporate into the Shield that He is…

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