By Victor Bajah
The Senior Pastor, Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) in Makurdi, Rev. Moses Jen has charged Christians, especially those serving in government offices to reflect their hope of the risen Christ in their respective places of assignment.
Rev. Jen who read from Luke 24 said every Christian is on the journey to eternity as such they ought to live lives that define the purpose of God in their daily lives to show they have truly encounter the risen Lord. He said many Christians today are running the race without a defined purpose as such, have failed to show forth the light of Christ’s victory over the very things that have bedeviled the society today.
“Many Christians today are living their lives without a defined purpose for which the death and ressurection of Christ reflect. Just like these two disciples on their way to Emmaus, they have failed to recognize Jesus in their walk along the path of life, and are not reflecting the life God who raised Christ Jesus has called to to live, even in their places of public assignment,” he said.
The pastor said Jesus went after the disciples to correct their message because they were distorted in the way they understood the Scripture and the challenges they were facing at the time.
“These disciples didn’t understood Scripture so when their Lord was killed, they became so discouraged and decided to abandon the other disciples, thinking all hope was lost. Their present challenges overwhelmed them because they were not grounded in what the Scripture had said about the Christ. This story also show today why many of us are unable to live our lives according to the resurrected life of Christ because we are not grounded in the Word of God. And when we are not grounded in Scripture we can easily to mislead by Satan,” he added.
Rev. Jen called on Christians to be grounded in the Word of God, in order to be equipped to face the many challenging situations life brings daily.