Friday, April 10, 2009

Good Friday In Sibu

Good Friday is a public holiday in Sarawak and Sabah only, the two eastern states in Malaysia. This day has been solemnly observed by the local christians to commemorate the passion, or suffering, and death on the cross of the Lord, Jesus Christ.
Sibu East District of Methodist Church held a joint Good Friday service in Centennial Hall of SMK Sacred Heart at 8:00 a.m. The worship gathered together a congregation of 3,000 plus church members under one roof, solemnly to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
Before the commencement of the service, torrential rain poured down, lasting for almost two hours non-stop. The heavy downpour again proved to be too much for Sibuians in the low-lying areas to bear!
The splashes of the rain on the roof of Centennial Hall were like a pounding on our hearts how Jesus Christ went through the suffering for the sake of all the sinners.
Why did Jesus have to die? 1 Peter 1:18-19 tells us: For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And the ransom He paid was not mere gold or silver. He paid for you with the precious lifeblood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God.
Let's spend Good Friday in repentance and meditation on the agony and suffering of Christ on the cross.
Meng Lei took a few splendid pictures of the joint service. I conveniently copied them for my post.

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