“For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified” – Hebrews 10:14 (NIV)
There is a practice much common around central Uganda, whenever builders start on a foundation of a house. They look out and pick up a fowl which they slaughter as an appeasement to the gods for protection.
When it comes to commercial buildings the price of sacrifice is much higher. Humans, especially, those who carry no competitive marks attributed to other gods on their bodies, are sacrificed for the right foundation.
Ever since the last 2021 election results in Uganda there has been concern about those who are abducted. Much as this concern is real and should indeed be pressed, it should not obscure the fact that abductions are not new here. These might be for political reasons but there are others abducted for no apparent reason other than to be sacrificed for spiritual powers. According to the humanitarian organisation, World Vision, over 100 cases of child abductions have been registered in Uganda in recent years.
One of the gifts and blessings we have as believers is where the people of the world have to undertake ritual sacrifices to attain blessings, for us that price has already been paid by Christ. “For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood” ( Roman 3:25).
You, as a believer, do not have to burden yourself with any sacrifice, be of a fowl or human, as Jesus Christ has paid the full price!
Prayer for today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, what a blessing to know that Christ has paid the full sacrifice for all my sins and through that blood have free acesss to the throne of the Almighty God!