Saturday, March 22, 2008

Good Friday

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.


Anonymous said...

Why not in the 3 goat compound ? Afterall both our MPs are christians, are they not ? Last time, they can carry out the Korean concert. Why not now ? Erect some tents and everybody can be seated outside. This is democracy, isn't it ? Or it isn't ? I cannot understand why non Muslims have to be soooo afraid of the Muslims. Or so ashamed of their own religion.

Anonymous said...

I am a Catholic. The point I like to make it that Good Friday used to be "celebrated" by Catholics only. The Methodist did not use to believe in "celebrating" Good Friday service. Now they are. The Methodist used to not believe in kneeling down for prayers. Now I understand some of the Methodist church do practice that. There are still numerous other practices which the Methodist used to condemn the Catholics of practising and yet we have the methodist church re-adopting all these old practices one by one. Maybe it is time that the methodist should come back to the old folds of the church which Jesus build on, ie the Catholic Church.