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Enqutatash እንቊጣጣሽ Happy New Year September 11, 2020 መስከረም ፩ 2013 ፳፻፩፫ዓመተ ምሕረት

Once again it is that time of the year in Ethiopia. It is the New Year. The year Twenty and Thirteen . At exactly 12:00 on Friday morning (local time) the gates will swing wide open to usher in a set of 12 months and more. What those days will bring is in the hands of the Lord, of course. We live in hope knowing that our God is sovereign over all things big and small. We know He is able to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners. He is able to comfort all who mourn, to bestow a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. Isaiah 61 It is amazing how beautiful God's world is even in these times of a raging pandemic. The air, the mountains, the brooks, the flowers, the birds, the way the sun shines, and so on. The psalmist's mind must have been helped by the Spirit of God to express it thus:   Praise awaits you, our God, in Zio


Gebre-Kristos Desta (1932-1981), 'People disguised' (1973), oil on board 91.5 x 70.5cm (36 x 27 3/4in) Sketches By Gebre-Kristos Desta Translated by Mitiku Adisu The journey to imitate, The journey to interpret, To swim alongside colors, To swim along lines, and Confrontation with light Never ends. To pack gaps with impressions of existence; To track down, to search, To birth the new, To engage the Unseen, to Interrogate Life, To interrogate Self, To interrogate the Universe, To traverse, to soar, to tread Way above the moon, Above the stars, Above the heavens, And elsewhere; to fill chasms, To hide behind thoughts private; To lead to discovery; This journey never ends © Blue Nile Poems (p.47-48), 2018 by Mitiku Adisu "መነሻ ስዕል" | ገ/ክ ደስታ፣ 3/8/1955 ዓ.ም.