“she will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” (Matt 1:21)
The University Semester ends soon, and the year ends soon after that; we thank God who has brought us thus far. We have enjoyed peace in the Kyambogo and in Uganda as a nation, despite turbulent debates in Parliament and on some streets. We also thank God for another opportunity to commemorate the incarnation of Jesus Christ our Saviour. Many people have renewed their faith in Jesus Christ, and many others have been impacted by attending and participating in various Chapel activities. As some go out for holidays, others are graduating and getting into the marketplace, and still others are going out to share the gospel – whoever is reading this – I need to remind us that we need Jesus Christ today using three quick reasons:
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 education.
2) For a Father Proper: 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 Father Proper is God Almighty who is revealed by the Son. You need this Father, and the relationship you enter with him will traverse all manner of temporality and known mishaps and enter you into 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.
For many more reasons and details, it is undeniable that we all need the Saviour, the Redeemer, the Way to the Father… You need Jesus Christ. He has promised to receive all who come to Him. May God bless you.