I warmly welcome you to Kakumba Chapel and Kyambogo University
in this new Academic Year 2014/2015.
As we conclude the Freshers’ Outreach Mission today, I thank God who has done mighty things among us: many have been born again, others healed and found peace in Jesus Christ, and still many have been impacted by participating in this important outreach at this good start of the semester. We have considered many reasons why we should never forget the goodness of the Lord… Whether you are in First Year student or not – whoever is reading this – I need to re-emphasize why you need the Lord Jesus Christ using three quick reasons, and remain thankful:
1) For an Education Proper: The highest academic achievements prove to be dry and meaningless because as someone has put it, ‘the more I study, the more I don’t know’! The learned of those days wondered at the intelligence and wisdom of the apostles who were well known to be uneducated village fishermen. The only explanation that could be given as to why they were outwitting the learned and seasoned is that “they had been with
Jesus” (Acts 4:13).Jesus gives thanks to God the Father that certain important things had been hidden to the ‘wise and understanding’ but revealed to little children…Without this revelation, all manner of academic disciplines and height end in an excruciating vanity.You need Jesus for a revelation that will make yours a real and timelessly beneficial education.
2) For a Relationship Proper: You need a Father. Not to say that our earthly fathers are not proper, but among them are those who abandon their children, those who do not provide sufficiently, even those who molest their children, those who do their best but give up
because of disappointments, and some have already departed from this earthly life. The Proper Father is God Almighty who is revealed by the Son. You need a relationship with this Father, and this will define all your other relationships; you will escape opportunists and liars that only give you short term gains and heaps of regret later. A serious
relationship with God will traverse all manner of temporality and even assure you of life eternal.
3) For Rest and Peace: In his call, Jesus recommends that you exchange your heavy and difficult burdens with the light and easy option he gives. He is ready to carry your
challenges, loads, troubles, weaknesses, anxieties and difficulties and give you rest and peace. He demonstrated this by going all the way to the cross carrying your sin guilt and taking on your death sentence! He has done great things; and He has promised to receive all who come to Him! Receive Him thankfully and you’ll experience even more blessings.
May God bless you.