In Retrospect) COVID-19 Affected My First Easter Celebration As Anglican Bishop – Rt. Rev’d Ibeabuchi
The Anglican Bishop of Umuahia diocese, The Rt. Rev’d Geoffrey Ibeabuchi has stated that no matter the storms and the winds of COVID-19, the lack of food, economic hardship and the lockdown everywhere, JESUS CHIRST IS STILL THE LORD.
Bishop Ibeabuchi in his Year 2020 Easter message, decried the negatives COVID-19 parades around and stated that it affected his first Easter celebration as a Bishop of Anglican communion.
His words, “It is with a heart full of joy that we celebrate the Easter of this year. Left for Satan and his agents, the Church would have been totally crippled and destroyed but Jesus said, the gates of hades cannot prevail against the Church. In all situations our God is faithful.
“It is sad to note that my first Easter celebration as your Bishop coincided with the season of the deadly Corona Virus invasion also known as covid-19. The pandemic is ravaging the entire globe like a wild fire. It is sad to note how men, women, youths and children are dying without adequate health care despite the efforts of the various governments. Even Health workers are being infected on daily basis.
“This season has left us with so many contradicting stories, from medical to technological, from spiritual to emotional, theological to philosophical, etc. The end product is that fear has gripped the inhabitants of the earth. It is already boring sitting at home aimlessly without food in some quarters”.
He however encouraged Nigerians to remain steadfast in God Almighty.