Businessman and President of Ghana Rugby, Mr. Herbert Mensah has sent some words of encouragement to the world especially Ghanaians as the world fights the deadly Coronavirus in this Easter period.
He is hopeful that "once there's life, we could turn things around" despite the havoc COVID-19 is continuously causing the world.
“The world will never be the same again, the suffering hasn’t ended. But what I know is, when it ends, there will be so many people struggling more. What is most important is, we have life, we have to pray for life. Let’s say a little prayer wherever we are,” he said in a video copied to Peacefmonline.com to encourage Ghanaians on eve of Easter.
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What is Easter?
Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus from the tomb on the third day after his crucifixion. Easter is the fulfilled prophecy of the Messiah who would be persecuted, die for our sins, and rise on the third day. (Isaiah 53). Remembering the resurrection of Jesus is a way to renew daily hope that we have victory over sin. According to the New Testament, Easter is three days after the death of Jesus on the cross.
Easter follows a period of fasting called Lent, in which many churches set aside time for repentance and remembrance. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Good Friday, the day of Jesus' crucifixion. The 40 day period was established by Pope Gregory 1 using the 40-day pattern of Israel, Moses, Elijah and Jesus' time in the wilderness.