As was their weekly custom, Bolu and Lola attended Church together on this first Sunday of April. They sat in their usual seats, and greeted their regular neighbours. Pastor Kunle Ogunbanjo preached about the Cross of the Disciple, following on from last week’s Easter theme. It was a powerful sermon that reminded the congregation of how they ought to follow in Jesus’s example, by laying down their lives in love and submission to one another.
Bolu was struck with the lesson that Christ would never leave us to bear our crosses alone…that as long as we were willing to carry our cross, He will be right there to hold up the other end. He was encouraged to learn that he was not called to bear an impossible burden, but he was to share in the sufferings of His Lord, and thereby learn the power of love. Pastor Kunle concluded that when we have the right attitude to the Cross, when we do not carry it in our own strength, but trust in God, we will understand why Jesus said that His burden is light and His yoke is easy.
After the service, Bolu and Lola lingered to greet the Pastor…
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