BY JIDAUNA DARING
A cleric, Rev. Zamson Gwong of the ITC Office, Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) Headquarters has said that the hope of every believer of Christ is to make heaven; hence the need for Christians to always ask God to take away anything that would hinder them from gaining heaven.
Rev. Gwong gave the assertion in a sermon during the funeral service of late, Mrs. Joy Hosea Nyamlong held at COCIN LCC Nassarawa Gwong Plateau State, last Thursday.
Mrs. Nyamlong died as a result of childbirth; she was a wife to Mr. Hosea Nyamlong a staff with the Nigeria Standard Newspaper Jos.
The cleric who took his reading from both new and old testaments said that death is common destiny for all categories of people both physical and spiritual, adding that nobody would live forever on earth.
He added that those who died in Christ were asleep, saying that the death of a believer is also a victorious one, hence the need for Christians to always liv righteous lives at all times.
He noted that dead does not choose whether rich or poor, educated or uneducated, saying that there is nothing permanent in this world since death is inevitable to all mortals.
Performing the funeral rites, Rev. Musa Hassan advised all believers of Christ not to mourn like unbelievers and urged Christians to be ready at all times because death can come at any time, saying that no one can question God for what he has done to mankind.
He also admonished Christians not to allow anything to spread them from maintaining a close relationship with God while on earth.
Husband of the deceased Mr. Hosea Nyamlong said that the exit of his lovely wife was a painful one to him as she would be greatly missed and appreciated the church as well as everyone who stood by them when the incident occurred.
The church in it’s testimonies described the deceased as a very peaceful, lovely and committed member, saying that her contribution to the church would be greatly missed.
Sunday Standard reports that there were testimonies from the parents of husband, parents of the deceased, Miship community Development Association Nassarawa Gwong branch Jos, deceased colleagues and also songs ministration from the church groups.
Our correspondent reports that the remain of the deceased was later committed to mother earth at Dura Du, Jos South LGA of Plateau State.