Hello readers! Pardon my prolonged absence from my blog. I know you all miss my blog posts and the stories I have to tell. I am at that point in my life where I am juggling a lot of things, trying to achieve them in the shortest possible time. In the last four months, I am on the verge of completing a ton of French lessons I started when the year commenced on Duolingo. Also, I have started learning how to code using Datacamp, and finally, I am also chasing the passion of being a businessman by pursuing a Master’s program in Business Administration. Not forgetting this important assertion; I am now a full-fledged member of our church choir. A whole lot going on right?
The essence of this post was inspired by a Bible plan I started a couple of days ago with the help of a friend, Erica. This plan elucidates the Story of Easter as narrated in different passages by the disciples.
Even though I haven’t completed this plan yet, I place a high value on being called a Christian and this takes precedence over everything. I am cognizant of the fact that because of the love He has for me, God will send forth his only son to come in the likeness of man to die for my sins just to draw me closer to Him. Do you know what this means? He values my relationship with Him and is willing to go to all lengths to ensure that I commune and interact with Him daily.
The story starts with the triumphant entry into Jerusalem on a colt. In one of the daily devotionals last week, the writer wondered why Jesus would keep a low profile the majority of his life, and finally decide to make such a grandiose entry into Jerusalem. My attention was drawn to the fact that His coming had already been prophesized so He just had to come in the likeness of a man and align himself according to the prophecy. He performed so many miracles that no man ever in his entire life would. He cast out demons, raised the dead, and healed the sick all by his touch and the sound of his voice.
Before the disciples held the Passover feast, he went into time and outlined the plans perfectly to ensure the feast was going to be a success, even though he had never been there physically. He geographically visualized the place and had a man meet his disciples just to ensure that his body, which was His Word, would be shared by the breaking of bread. During the Last Supper with his disciples, he foretold the agony he was going to endure and again informed them of whoever was going to betray him.
His manly nature prayed several times in the garden that the cup would be taken off him; as the agony, he was going to go through for our sake had been revealed to him. Even in the heat of the moment of his arrest, He attached the ear of a man who had been struck by the sword of Peter. He even predicted that Peter, despite his temperament which made him the rock on which he built His church was going to deny him three times before the rooster crowed.
Despite his triumphant entry, man made him go through the humiliating experience of carrying a cross amid jeers, and a crown of thorns to Golgotha where he was crucified in the middle of two thieves. “A man who knew no sin became sin so that we would become the righteousness of God“. Can you believe that even on his deathbed – on the cross, he was still praying for us? That our sins would eventually be forgiven.
The astonishing event that happened in history is the tearing of the veil that separated humanity from divinity, that man could confidently walk to the throne of grace with boldness and obtain grace in their time of need.
After his death was confirmed, an angel announced his resurrection by rolling the stone that secured his tomb, to grant easier access for the disciples to see and know He is the God of the living and the dead, and to comprehend the ultimate power that he wields.
He continued to perform miracles even after his resurrection and emerged amidst his disciples even where their doors were locked out of fear.
This God is a merciful and loving Father. If He showed such a kind gesture by sending his own Son in the form of a sacrificial lamb just to bridge his relationship with us, what is He not willing to do for you? Surprisingly, my attention has been drawn to the Bible verse that states emphatically that we would receive whatever we ask for in faith countless times this week.
It is my prayer that as I have commenced my annual leave, he will draw me closer to him and let me know Him more and more. And that my service in his vineyard in drawing other believers closer to him would never go wasted. Finally that He would grant my heart desires and prayer requests.
As you start your day, bear in mind that God watches over you constantly and never sleeps nor slumbers. Move in the grace and favour he has destined for your life and emerge out of your day victorious, achieving all your goals in Christ Jesus.
Have a wonderful day!
Eliezer Bernard Owusu Ntim