After this, Jesus traveled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. The Twelve were with him, and also some women… These women were helping to support them out of their own means. (Luke 8:1-3)
It is a great privilege to serve a King. Nothing has changed since the days of King Saul; just like Jesse was pleased to send his son David with gifts to show his gratitude for the privilege to serve, ministers today will always thank the President for having trusted them with this office or that, in almost every speech wherever whenever. David was pleased to serve (1Sam 16:14-23), the Twelve were happy to follow and be with Jesus the great Rabbi, and also the women were happy to give and support this noble ministry.
Today is the Feast of Mary Magdalene. She was one of the women that helped to support Jesus’ ministry; she had been healed and was now eternally thankful. Even after Jesus suffered, died and was buried, her commitment remained; she visited the tomb to anoint Jesus’ body. She refused to leave after realizing that her master’s body had been ‘stolen’! In the end, she saw Jesus alive again, and went on to tell the good news as the first evangelist. Mary Magdalene carries great inspiration through the ages – not only for women but for all people. We can draw many lessons for her life, discipleship and ministry; for today, let us concentrate on the privilege of serving.
Many of us have embraced this privilege – thank you! The construction team had stressful and tiresome Friday last week as they cast concrete, but they rejoice at the privilege to serve. Kakumba Chapel embarked on the vertical extension of the Chapel Hall to create more working and ministry space and a multi-purpose Hall which will majorly be used as a Teens’ Chapel, and also for fellowships, meetings, parties, short courses and University lectures and exams – the Musiime Hall. The motivation of these physical development actions is the Gospel; we want the good news of Jesus Christ to reach more and deeper, and to equip more people to go and proclaim the same. All these are service opportunities.
Our teens need deliberate focus; they are in transition from being children to becoming adults, and are many times lost in between; yet they face potentially confusing circumstances both from internal changes happening in their bodies and from external influence by peers real and virtual. Whether by your generous contribution to the building project or by your presence and participation in their services, seize your opportunity and privilege to serve these young people in Jesus’ Name. If you dare to ask and listen, there are many opportunities to serve the greatest King of all. It is rewarding now and eternally, but it is also peace-giving when you fulfill the purpose for which your Creator made you. Take the opportunity heartily and enjoy your privilege totally.