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14/02/2023 - 15/02/2023 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 take place at night. House burglars, swindlers and street prostitutes all come out in full swing with the cover of darkness to thrive.

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 quicky melt away!

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 if the light ever falls on them and the "world gets to know!" In a sense they are trapped in a jail of darkness.

Freed from this torturous past, after accepting Jesus Christ as a personal saviour, 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 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. And yes of course, if they only knew, all starts once one accepts Jesus as a personal saviour, 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 hiding in darkness, because I have been freed by accepting Jesus Christ as a personal saviour, and for this I am thankful, this I pray in Jesus' name.

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    "The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands” (Acts 17:24)

    When in his missionary journey the Apostle Paul ventured into the city of Athens he was struck by two things. First, the Athenians spent most of the day doing nothing but talking about the latest ideas (Acts 17:21). In spite of that they could not figure out who the great God is and his plan for their salvation.

    Secondly, Paul noticed Athens was filled with temples and statutes all over. In fact he came across one altar marked with an inscription to an “unknown god” (verse 23). The Athenians were a very religious people, searching God but with no idea of his plans for salvation through Jesus.
    The experience of Paul travelling through Athens could be the same with any of us visiting our modern cities. It is easy to find folks arguing about where truth can be found on social media almost all day. And then also one can find temples of all nature rising across the city. This is usually where they have assigned and restricted God as folks go about their lives.

    One thing Paul reminded the Athenians is that in spite of all their great arguments and temples the truth was actually not far from them. “From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundary of their lands. God did this so that they should seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any of us” (Acts 17:27-28).

    Today, you may find yourself in a situation similar to that of the Athenians, where you are searching for the truth, yet it is so close to you. “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me” (Revelation 3:20).

    Prayer for today: Lord Father in heaven, today I pray in the blessed name of Jesus, to know and share the truth of your salvation like Paul did for you are not far from any who truly desires to know you, this I pray in Jesus’ name!