The dark ominous clouds signal the beginning of a crucial day. You know that kind of day nothing seems to go right. Even the fig tree refused to collaborate and so it was cursed to oblivion. It was a stark reminder of the many good for nothing people misleading the lost sheep of Israel.
Surrounded by his twelve bestest buddies, He walked with a heavy heart from Samaria through Judea to Jerusalem. Rugged terrain made the journey on leggdisbenz tiring.
Yet they walked and chatted excitedly and fought about whom was the strongest and biggest after their master.
An angry roar was expected. A reprimand so soft you could miss it followed instead.
As they walked with their master, three years of excitement and togetherness raced through their minds. They wished for more years yet their master wished he had more time to prepare them to face life without him.
But first they attended a wedding and water was transformed to wine. They witnessed him walk on water and Mr Boisterous the bold one among them tried and almost sank.
In my country they say it is impossible but I tell you this Master brought his friend back to life! There was rejoicing and embracing in one camp and hot boiling rage in another camp.
The enemies planned for a sacrificial lamb. They plotted until finally decide to kill their Master. This after giving him a hero’s welcome into Jerusalem.
‘One of you will betray me tonight’ Said the Master Jesus and ‘they will strike the shepherd and the sheep will scatter but I will go before you to Galilee’
Boisterous refused that he can’t jamais run and until death he’s staying with his master.
‘Before the cock crows you’ll disown me’
Boisterous man sworn and said no way!
Mr Banker was sent to do his thang. You see the smell of money left him hungry for more. So when Jesus told him to hurry and do his thang, the other buddies thought he was going for more bread.
The Pharisees and the rest of the enemies cooked and hatched a plan and there was Mr Banker, like the beckon offering to help them execute their plan for thirty pieces of silver.
Imagine that I said thirty pieces!!
The buddies became overwhelmed with the events of the day and while the mastered prayed, they slept deep.
Suddenly, flash lights and angry cries penetrated the foggy brains of the buddies.
Mr. Boisterous removed his knife ready for the kill.
‘Put the knife back. You live by the knife and you’ll die by the knife’
‘Who are you looking for?’ Jesus asked. ‘Jesus of Nazareth’
‘Ok I am he.’ The people were taken aback. ‘I said I am he’
Mr Banker approached and placed a kiss on his forehead.
‘You betrayed the Son of Man with a kiss? I have been with you all and now you come upon me in the night like a common thief… Anyway take me and let my friends go’.
Mr Boisterous followed from a distance. Enjoying a fire and trying to see his master. They said he knew Jesus he refused and before papa cock could crow to keep the time, he has refused three times!
Eyes clashed and memory came flooding. Oh how he wept!
They killed him but he rose again.
The enemies refused to give up. They said his buddies stole his body.
He rose and off to Galilee he went. His buddies he waited.
Mr Doubter wasn’t present when his buddies met him. A few days later, he was present and he did the police job of inspecting the Master’s hands and feet.
‘Now I believe he exclaimed’!
‘Happy will be others who won’t see but will believe’.
Mr Boisterous was told to care for the rest of the buddies.
And thus excitedly the news went far and wide, he died but he rose again!
(A rendition of the Triumphant Entry and Ressurection).
ARREY E. AGBOR-NDAKAW