Easter Monday

Hi Peeps,

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.


SHALOM

40 comments:

The Last King Of Scotland said...

happy easter too

pamela said...

Happy Easter.

Amen!!

:-)

Believer said...

Happy Easter dearie, thanks for all your refreshing posts. Sorry o, working on Bank Holiday. It is well. Have a wonderful week full of the Lord's favour and blessing.

darkelcee said...

happy Easter to you too dearie!

Apapa amusement park still exist but i think the name should be chnaged, cos there is nothing amusing about the park. nothiing is working again.

this article is very nice and inspiring.

A big amen to your prayers

hugs & kisses

Anu boy said...

happy easter to you madam, hope you had fun tho....

OluwaDee said...

An sure the carcass of the Amusment park remains.

Have a wonderful week.

Lolu Kush (Afronuts) said...

LOL...I remember how we used to do easter when I was younger too.

Unfortunately, the bar beach we used to go is no longer there, swallowed by global warming and replaced by rocky constructions to save the land from getting drenched by salt water.

Thanks for sharing the down syndrome story

30+ said...

@All, Thanks all for stopping by O. HAPPY EASTER

ablackjamesbond said...

Awww.

I remember Apapa Amusement Park...

...i also remember we used to flog Judas and the Devil... I remember...
Judasi ole
Opajesu je
Ole

Jaycee said...

Apapa amusement park, or the carcass of it...

Ha ha ha...I wonder if it still exists too...I remember going there once. What about WATER PARKS? I loved that place...I wonder if it still exists too.

Amen to ur prayer at the end...that's a powerful prayer. :)

30+ said...

@Black James bond, Lmao "o pa Jesu je" I remember the venom we use to have towards Judas then. We almost want to punch him through the T.V

@Jayce, we never went to water parks o. Thanks

!*!*!*!*!Fresh and Fab!*!*!*!*! said...

happi easter sweetie

!*!*!*!*!Fresh and Fab!*!*!*!*! said...

i mean, hope you had a happi easter

pink gloves said...

the story about the down syndrome boy was inspiring.
thanks

Naija Chickito said...

Hope you had a lovely Easter, inspite of the fact that you had to work. Thanks for the piece. Loved, loved it.

Be blessed.

30+ said...

@Fresh&Fab - sure did

@Pink Gloves - Yeah was touched as well.

@Naija chickito - Thanks

chichi said...

lovely post.

Arewa said...

Amen amen amen ooohhhh !!! x x xx x
Is it still ok to wish u Happy belated Easter...? Hope u had a lovely one. May God Almigthy continue to bless u in all that u do!

Zephi Fahrenheit said...

funny...cos the message on easter sunday at my church was based on the this story...without the resuurection our faith will be baseless and we will be of all men most miserable..

Olamild said...

Eku odun
Eku iyedun
Emi ase opo e laye

Jinta said...

apapa amusement park favourite: driving the dodgem cars. nostalgia

soupasexy said...

aww, this is nice!

Uzezi said...

u just took me back to the good old days of apapa amusment park. and the horror house almost killed me as a child, then no other ice cream compared to what u got at the park.
the place stopped functioning for a while and started again, at least that was the story of the MD when i went over there last year and did a feature story on the place for my newspaper.
though the place gets a little flooded when it rains, it still looks lovely. the boats rides are still offered, among lots of other things.

hope u had a great easter.

Sherri said...

how u be?
have a blessed week.

webround said...

Unfortunately, there's no Easter celebration in Yankee, so come Good Friday and Easter Monday, we're at work/school...

Vera Ezimora said...

30,

I don't remember if I have asked this question, but I have been pondering and wondering... what happens to your link when you turn 40?

www.verastic.com

30+ said...

@Chichi, Thx

@Arewa, Yes it's ok. How you be?

@Zephi, hmmn once he spoke twice you are hearing :).

@Olamild, Amin Ase.

@Jinta, ...yes o and having headaches and pains afterwards cos of all those coconut heads who always bash into your car.

@Soupasexy, Thx

@Uzezi, that horror house was scary all i remember was shouting at the top of my voice with eyez closed.

@Sherri, I full ground, thx

@Webround, is that for real, 1st time I am hearing that.

@Vera, I have tot about it as well and have concluded I will always be 30 going on 40 in my heart :). I hope to remain on blogville till the big 40.

Afrobabe said...

Awwwww this is very heart touching....thx a lot for the prayers babes, it really is my birthday...mwahhhh..

Florida of Free Spirit said...

happy easter too (though am 8 days late). easter monday, what was i doing? cooking. cos my man was coming to meet my dad!!!!!

indeed Jesus' death is an example 2 all of us on d power of covenant. of committment. of unconditional love. of forgiveness, even wen 'sorry' is not said. Awwww. am so unlike Jesus!!!!!!

Sasuke said...

Happy belated easter my dear, thanks for making out time to check on me.

lovely, lovely post you put out very touching but the message is potent

Tolantino said...

That kid's idea was definitely original. Apapa amusement part? I thought the only amusement park in naija was the Trans Amusement park in Ibadan. I must have been one ignorant kid.

princesa said...

Babes, easter don pass na...
Oya update kia kia.

Did i say thanks for the lovely prayer on the post.

30+ said...

@Afrobabe in that case oya recieve double portion.

@Florida - Guess the meet the Dad biz went well and nothing like Steve Martin's stint.

@Sasuke - Thank You

@Tolantino - How come you don't know Apapa Amusement Park, where you be?

@Princessa - update coming soon

aworan said...

Happy belated easter and thanks for sharing. Sorry for not checking blog often.. busy, busy...

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Pink-satin said...

update

Jaybabe said...

Hope you had a gr8 easter all the same.

How are you?

Ms. emmotions said...

ur blog is so rich i tell u ,
am not sure i ve been here b4,
am glad am here now,

to ur post,

apapa amusement park still exists with its house of horror too,

its so true ....i mean the resurrection of Jesus, our faith would ve been something less today if otherwise

Zephi Fahrenheit said...

u nefa celebrate easter finish? which kain ting be dis naw?...lol

tobenna said...

"But now he has reconciled you by Christ's physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation"

One of my favorites....nice.