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25/02/2020 03:00 - 26/02/2020 02:00

“Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them” - Mathew 13:12 (NIV).

The Parable of Talents (Mat 25:14-30) tells the story of one person who sat on his talents and another person who put his to good use. The one who made good use was later rewarded richly!

There are some people who live a full life. They spend their hours here on earth most profitably using every moment in productive pursuits. Like one Dr. Stephen Talitwala. He and Dr. Micheal Senyimba along with Dr. Daniel Kyanda started the Fellowship of Christian Union Students of Uganda (FOCUS) Ministry which evangelizes and disciples students across universities in Uganda. Later Dr. Talitwala would spearhead the founding of Daystar University in Kenya. At the same time he and Dr. Micheal Senyimba were the pioneer Chancellor and Vice Chancellor of Ndejje University, respectively.

Someone like Dr. Talitwala was blessed with many gifts. But even more important, he has not sat on them- but put them to full use, just as the Parable of Talents! How about you and I! And remember a great reward awaits these- just as the good and faithful servant in the Parable of Talents!

Prayer for the day: Lord Father I pray with your help I use the gifts you gave me fully in the work of your kingdom!

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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!