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28/02/2024 - 29/02/2024 All day

“You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden” (Mathew 5:14)

The brethren of the famous East African revival had a Luganda saying, “okutambula mu’musaana”, loosely translated as “walking in the light!” But what did they mean? To appreciate this let’s look at what happens when darkness invades the earth at night. Of course a lot is hidden and no wonder most dirty practices thrive at night. House burglars, swindlers and street prostitutes all come out in full swing with the cover of darkness.

But once light dawns they quickly melt away. This of course does not mean an end to their dirty practices. What most resort to is then to hide. For their evil to flourish they will look for a place far from light, pull the shades down and in darkness carry out their mission. But once light shines on them they quickly melt away!

But there is a certain burden one walks with whenever they are running away from light! One has to be watchful, ever casting his eyes about, fearful that once light shines on them a lot will be revealed. This is why certain people have to wear shades or drive cars fast with tinted glasses. For while on the outward they put on a brave self assured face; inward they tremble with fear of the light ever falling upon them. In a sense they are trapped in a jail of darkness.

Freed from this torturous past, after accepting Jesus Christ as a personal savior, the brethren declared themselves as “children of the light!” There was nothing to hide anymore. They no longer walked with that fearful burden of suddenly being discovered. All their actions were carried out in “full day light” without anything more to “hide”!

And then you know what, the “children of darkness” would eye them with secret envy, wishing they too could also be freed from the burden that was making them sleepless even at night. This of course all starts when one accepts Jesus as a personal savior, is Born Again, to start experiencing the joys of “walking in the light!”

Prayer today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, what a joy to be a child of the light, no longer burdened with living in darkness, because of faith in Jesus Christ, and for this I am thankful, this I pray in Jesus’ name.

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    "And your life will be brighter than the noonday; it’s darkness will be like the morning. And you will feel secure, because there is hope; you will look around and take your rest in security”  (Job 11:17-19.)

    Philosophers and writers have long pointed out that without hope mankind would long be gone. The philosopher Victor Frankly who survived the Holocaust where he lost his entire family found hope was the most important weapon that enabled him come out alive. He wrote, “He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how!”
    
Hope can sustain any of us through the darkest of times. This is what happened to Job when he lost everything he possessed. “Though he slay me, I will hope in him; yet I will argue my ways to his face” (Job 13:15).

    King David when he was being pursued by his enemies never lost hope. “For you have been my hope, sovereign Lord, my confidence since my youth” (Psalm 71:5). The Apostle Paul who faced countless perilous times during his missionary journeys including jail and shipwrecks never lost hope. Writing to the Corinthians he reminded them, “He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers” (2 Cor 1:10-11).

    As believers God has given us hope that our lives are not empty and meaningless, like so many others. He has given us the hope to carry us through the lowest of moments. “I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in His word I put my hope” (Psalm 130:5).
    Today, may that hope that you have in Christ sustain you through whatever circumstances you may be facing.

    Prayer for today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, today I pray in the wonderful name of Jesus that the hope I have in you lifts me up and sustains me in all situations as a conquer, in whose name I pray.

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