Today (March 21) is Good Friday and it is a public holiday in Sarawak. This is the day when Christians worldwide mourn the crucifixion of Lord Jesus Christ.
The Bible clearly proclaims in Luke 24:46-47 that the Messiah is to suffer death and to rise from the dead on the third day, and that in his name repentance bringing the forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed to all nations.
Jesus shedded blood and died on the cross on Good Friday for all sinners and he promised to all that whoever repents and accepts him as personal saviour, he shall be saved and have eternal life.
Good Friday is a constant reminder to all Christians that we have to face reality head on, taking up the cross if you will, fully conscious that the Christian walk is seldom in the park.
But Good Friday is also the time for Christians to confess the Christian hope that no tragedy - not even death - can overwhelm God's providence, love and grace.
Have a good day!
The picture shows The Last Supper service at Sibu Trade & Exhibition Centre attended by a congregation close to 2,500. This picture is by courtesy of Wong Meng Lei.