Osun State Deputy Governor, Benedict Olugboyega Alabi has said that Easter celebration resonates the priceless and selfless sacrifice ever made in the history of humanity.
He said considering the great sacrifice the Lord Jesus Christ made to liberate humanity from the torrents of sins, the occasion of Easter celebration must be seen as a moment for repentance as well as remembrance.
The Deputy Governor, therefore, charged Christians across the globe to firmly stand on the “fulfilled prophecy of our Messiah at Easter”, adding that the greatest joy of every Christian faithful is embedded in that conviction.
Alabi gave the charge in the Easter message he sent on Sunday through his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Sukanmi Ajiboye, a copy of which was sent to DAILY POST in Osogbo, the Osun State capital.
He averred: “Every Easter resonates the selfless and priceless sacrifice ever made in the history of humanity, as well as the nostalgic feeling of divine journey that started with crucifixion and ended with celebration.
“As Isaiah 53 rightly puts it, this special moment continues to remind us of a persecution that transformed humanity from the deluge of sins to perfection through our Lord Jesus Christ. It is indeed a way to renew daily hope that we have victory over sin.
“Having gone through a period of fasting at Lent, as a reflection of our desire for repentance and remembrance, let us all begin to solidify our faith as Christians in the fulfilled prophecy of Jesus Christ, whose death has given the gift of eternal life in heaven to those who believe in his death and resurrection.
“This is Lord’s Day, a season of hope of life for the world amid the lingering fear of death , as the entire globe is being ravaged by the novel Coronavirus; this is the moment for sober reflection”.
Alabi, however, commended the efforts of world governments against the ravaging Coronavirus, as well as sacrifices made by various citizens of the world in the face of ongoing lockdown.
He reiterated the efforts of government in the state to protect residents against any threat to their lives and property, imploring them to comply with necessary precautionary measures on the novel virus and stay safe.
“As we all celebrate the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ in our various abodes as conditioned by this moment, may we continue to comply with the basic precautionary measures set aside by the government, as a way of curtailing the pandemic. Definitely, there is light at the end of this tunnel.
“On our part as government, we shall continue to do everything possible to galvanize our people in the state of Osun against any threat to their lives and property.
” I hereby congratulate every Christian faithful in the state and the world at large on this special Easter celebration, as we continue to stand on the fulfilled prophecy of our Messiah, Jesus Christ. Hallelujah!”