Monday, April 5, 2010

Good Friday in Solomon Islands 2010

It was a wonderful experience serving lord together with Peter Goh in MAF of Sibu East District in the years 2007 and 2008. I cherish the very brotherly fellowship at the MAF with Peter.

Over the years in MAF, I came to know Peter as a good brother who is obliging and multitalented. You might be taken by surprise to learn that Peter is a skilled carpenter although he worked as a radio station technician.

Peter shared with me his first Good Friday in Solomon Islands. He came across this Good Friday procession showing cross-carrying Jesus Christ being whipped by the Roman soldiers.


Sarawakiana@2 said...

Christians usually re=enact this it would be very memorable for all those who take part...
I think Methodists usually stage the Passion Play.

Anonymous said...

To be another Jesus Christ on His crucifixion day is an insult to the real Jesus Christ because it is like saying His death is not the total end of all sins. He never tells His believers to be beaten like He was and to be nailed like He was. When He said carry the cross, it means to be like Him. Not to be tortured like Him. Not to die like Him. What He did was once and for all and it is finished. All we have to do is to believe in Him. It sounds simple. But it is not simple. There are terrible Christians and it is better off if they do not bear the religion of Christianity and just go to hell. Lazy Christians. Apple polishing Christians. Deceiving Christians. If they cannot deceive men, what makes them think that they can deceive God ? But they think God is blind and they go on telling the whole wide world that they are Christians and yet what a sinful life they live. Of course we all sin. But we acknowledge our sins and we try not to disappoint God any further. But those Christians, it does not strike them that they should not behave like unbelievers. Even unbelievers are better than them. Christians fighting with Christians. Where is God’s love ? God is love. But why the fighting ? That means God is war. But God is not war. Therefore who is that ? Satan ? May be it is Satan they believe in. If they profess God can help them, then why can’t they give their best ? If they cannot, why not pray and ask God to help them ? God never expect everyone to be the best. But He will help those who need His help. Another Good Friday came and gone. Another Easter came and gone. Soon, it is another Christmas. Fellow Christians, what do you actually believe in ? Hello Holy Spirit. Are you still around ? Is the Church just a wholesome social club ?

Tony Hii said...

Anonymous, let's take the Passion Play as a reminder of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ for our sins.

Your sharing on Christian life is relevant. Pray that we all live out Christ Jesus to glorify His name!

May God bless you.