By Clare Busingye
9th May of each year, marks the United Bible Societies (UBS) day of prayer globally. Different
societies draw their attention to different situations prevailing in their countries at that particular time
and pray in that line. Noting that in the recent times in Uganda, there has been abuse of the Word of God.
We embraced this opportunity as well and joined the Church in Uganda with the leaders and gathered to pray for the works of the organization as well as celebrate God’s goodness.
The day’s key speaker, Rev. Paul Wasswa Ssembiiro from African Evangelistic Enterprise (AEE) in his message encouraged the Church leaders to endeavor to walk in the light. He added that in a world where we are still struggling with sexual immorality, competition and other societal vices, we need to echo the words of the Psalmist “ Your word is a lamp to guide me and a light for my path. I will keep my solemn promise to obey your just instructions.” Psalm 119:105-106 (GNB)
Different Church leaders prayed in line with the themes of the United Bible Societies. The General Secretary in his speech urged members to be accountable for God’s Word and called upon Church leaders to encourage a Bible reading culture amongst their flocks. This would be the only way to avert ill intentions from misleading people.
He narrated to the attendees why certain translations are the way they are and urged them to stick to the truth pertaining to God’s word. “Keep your roots deep in Him, build your lives on Him, and become stronger in your faith, as you were taught. And be filled with thanksgiving.” Col 2:7 (GNB)