Ochiagha Reagan Ufomba – Abians at Easter
As we rejoice and savour the teachings and rigours of the spirit-filled season of Easter, let’s reflect deeply on the lessons of the conception and birth of Christ, His generosity, miracles, healings, teachings, popularity, rejection, crucifixion, death, resurrection and ascension into heaven from where He presides over the affairs of men as the saviour of the world.
These are reminiscent of our everyday experiences and encounters: because God made us in his own image, some us suffer rejection as a result of our mode of conception and birth, passing through the exact tortuous path of doubt, hate, jealousy, betrayals, denials, and possibly death. As soon as you outstand the world in performance from being the son or daughter of a mere ‘carpenter’, and not that of a king (Herod), trials and tribulations become your middle name.
As Christians and Abians, I bring to you an Easter message filled with lessons of consolation, hope and salvation even in the midst of betrayals and death that leads to everlasting life.
On Friday I had cause to request those who have no ‘Judases’ in their lives to loan one as it is the only way known to salvation. “No cross, No crown”.
As Abians, we must stop questioning God when He serves us ala cartè instead of a buffet. He forewarned us of His desires to exalt kings and the righteous from waste-bins instead of the heavens above or from the palaces of kings themselves.
Perhaps, the greatest lesson of Easter is the role of one of the disciples of Christ and his miserable end. Such complexity of faith awaits all betrayers as evidenced by the death of Judas.
As we ponder over these, I wish you a very happy Easter and Covid-free years ahead.
Ochiagha Reagan Ufomba