Saturday, March 1, 2014

Go Light Your Candle


On Friday morning we celebrated part four of the 14th graduation ceremony with a commissioning service for 459 students from Uganda Christian University.  It was a very uplifting service with much singing and jubilation, the theme being, “Determine to live in peace with each other”. (Hebrews 12:14)

UCU sends its students out with strong encouragement to take seriously their responsibility to be change agents in Uganda, in whatever career they are entering.  We pray they stay true to their commitment they made at their graduation ceremony to serve God and His people faithfully wherever they are placed.


The  closing hymn, “Go Light Your Candle” summed up the commissioning well:

There is a candle in every soul

Some brightly burning, some dark and cold

There is a Spirit who brings a fire

Ignites a candle and makes His home


So carry your candle, run to the darkness

Seek out the hopeless, confused and torn

Hold out your candle for all to see it

Take your candle, and go light your world


Frustrated brother, see how he’s tried to

Light his own candle some other way

See now your sister, she’s been robbed and lied to

Still holds a candle without a flame.


We are a family whose hearts are blazing

So let’s raise our candle and light up the sky

Praying to our Father, in the name of Jesus

Make us a beacon in darkest times.