How did we become orphans for three days? District Rector Kwame Agyakum explained the response in an interesting perspective on the death and resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ, with the congregation at Obuasi. He led the Easter Sunday service and was supported by Congregational Rector, Samuel Arthur.
The bible text quotation for the service was taken from John 14: 18 – 19, “I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you. A little while longer and the world will see me no more, but you will see me. because I live, you will live also.”
During the sermon, the District Rector explained that an orphan is a person who has lost his father and mother. Naturally, such a person lacks emotional, physical and spiritual support in times of difficulty. “We were all orphans spiritually because our Lord (father) was no more with us for three days, but upon the good news from the angels, we are no more orphans. The world still remains orphans because it does not believe in our Lord and still cannot see Him. We can also join the orphans of the world if we fail to obey and believe Him as our Lord”, said the District leader.
Jesus is with us today and beyond the days ahead of us, he said. If only we remain steadfast in His words we shall continue to experience Him. The Apostles remained in Jerusalem till the Holy Spirit came upon them. They experienced the Lord who told them He will not leave them orphans. We can also continue to experience the goodness of our Lord if we remain in the teachings of the Apostles.
He concluded: “Jesus lives so we also will live even if we die. This world will surely pass away but the gospel of our Lord will remain. Let us all continue to stay in the gospel of our Lord so we will live even after our death. We shall also resurrect, just as our Lord did.”