Roarke's Drift, South Africa
The picture at the left is the Zulu memorial at the battle of Roarke’s Drift in Zwazulu-Natal province of South Africa. This battle was remembered In the movie Zulu in the 1960’s.
This monument depicts a life sized leopard, representing the reigning monarch of the Zulu nation, protectively guarding the shields of five hundred warriors who fell at the site. The tree growing in the middle of the engraving is the Mphata tree. Traditionally it was planted on the graves of the royal Zulu family. Limbs from It were used to bring home the spirit of a person who had died far from home.
One of the most amazing elements to this battle was the desperate situation that 130 British soldiers experienced. They were attacked by over 4,000 Zulu warriors during a twelve hour battle. Amazingly the British repulsed the continual charges of this massive army during that time.
When I stood at this spot I was reminded of the wrestling match that continually goes on in our hearts and minds. Paul says that we wrestle not with flesh and blood but with princes and principalities of this world. It is a desperate match that could result in us losing our spiritual eyes.
Come along side other believers and help them fight the battle that rages against the church. The only way we can stand is together. We need each other to repulse the continual attacks from the spiritual enemy.
Cathy and Danny Sartin
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