Millions of Christians celebrate easter worldwide

  • 20/04/2017
Millions of Christians celebrate easter worldwide
This came as the Methodist Church Nigeria Prelate Dr. Kanu Uche and Bishop of Trinity Church Council, Methodist Church Nigeria, Rt Revd.

In her Easter message, the First Lady said: "My fellow Ghanaians, I will like to wish my Christian brothers and sisters a Happy Easter". It is a season of hope, joy and restoration.

Ayokunle prayed to God to end the economic hardship as He rolled away the stone from the tomb of Jesus Christ.

"Corruption will be a thing of the past".

"So in the resurrection story, though for example John may have Mary Magdalene going to the tomb, while other gospels may have several women and in John Mary Magdalene is the one who sees Jesus at the tomb, while the others meet him elsewhere, the underlying message of the gospel is that Jesus is risen and through his resurrection, we can have light and life".

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"Understanding Easter from a Christian perspective is very important and the celebration of Jesus' death, burial and resurrection from the dead is crucial for believers in Jesus' Christ because for without this doctrine, there is no Christianity and no Christian Easter", he said. All that Jesus had told them was now coming back to them and was making sense to them. all was being fulfilled as Jesus had said.

Ayokunle, who is also the President, Nigerian Baptist Convention, urged the citizenry not to cease praying for the country and those who are at the helm of affairs as they confront the challenges facing the populace. "It is well with you, our leaders at all levels of government and our nation in the name of Jesus Christ".

Christians around the world celebrated Easter on Sunday, as Pope Francis and others expressed concern over embattled communities in the cradle of the faith following church bombings in Egypt and attacks on civilians in Syria's civil war.

According to him, it was common among Christians of present to resort various unapproved means of having their challenges addressed noting that God in such times withdraw his presence.
  
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