Here is wishing you a happy Easter.
If I was in Naija and aged between 10 and 13 yrs old we would have spent the day at a picnic either the Bar Beach, The Trans or The Apapa amusement park. I loved those times especially the Amusement park as we expectantly set out to Gethsemane to meet Jesus with a big cooler of jollof rice and chicken. Never mind the fact that Jesus will prolly prefer to meet his disciples in a more appropriate place than the house of horrors in Apapa Amusement park (I wonder if Apapa Amusement Park still exist or at least the carcass of it) . Fast Forward to March 2008 my Galilee is spent inside my office, yes o I am stuck at work and it's snowing bigtime as well. Well I am not complaining since nobody sent me message.
I came across this story on Crosswalk website and decided to share
A little boy born with Down syndrome attended his third-grade Sunday School class faithfully each week. As you can expect, the other children did not readily accept the boy because he seemed different.
The Sunday after Easter, their teacher brought in small boxes--one for each child. The children were told to go outside, find some symbols of new life, and put them in their containers. So the children ran wildly throughout the property looking for something to fill their boxes. Once they returned to the classroom, they began to share their discoveries with the class. One by one they opened their boxes to show flowers, butterflies, leaves, and more. Each time the class would "ooh" and "ahh."
Then the child with Down syndrome opened his box to reveal nothing inside. The children exclaimed, "That's stupid! It's not fair! He didn't do the assignment right!"
The little boy exclaimed, "I did so do it! It's empty...because the tomb where Jesus laid was found empty!"
If Jesus had not risen from the dead, our faith would be foolish and fake. But He did rise from death, confirming His life and message. The resurrection of Jesus is the basis for our hope of life eternal beyond the grave. Don't ever forget to include the resurrection of Christ from the dead when speaking of His death on the cross. For because He conquered sin on the cross and death through His resurrection, we can have unmistakable hope in Him for eternity.
Till Laters, I pray every dead/dry areas of your life recieve resurrection and life today.