KUCHING, April 19: In spite of all the apparent and seemingly slow implementations of new policies that Pakatan Harapan (PH) had promised in its election manifesto, Sarawak PKR chief Baru Bian strongly believes there is hope because God is in control.
“He allowed change on May 9, and He will see us through. Hope is strength. Things will be better, my friends. Soon, PH will be celebrating our first anniversary, and I am full of confidence that things will turn out to be good,” he said in his Easter message here today.
He said on Good Friday, the first Christians mourned and wept. But on Easter Sunday, they rejoiced.
“In almost one year, we have learned a lot. I know God will give us the wisdom and strength to overcome our problems, and I hope you will pray for us to continue this work and struggle for our nation.
“Continue to pray for hope. For without hope, we have nothing. Without Good Friday, there would not have been an Easter,” he said, adding that without Death, there would not have been Life.
“Without paying the price of sin through blood, there would not be eternal salvation. And this is the Christian message in a nutshell,” he said.
Baru, who is also Minister of Works, stressed that as a Christian, Easter brings hope.
“The message of Easter gives Christians hope. This is why we celebrate Easter every year and remember the hope we have in Jesus. We have hope.
“For me personally, it helps me to look at the situation we are having now in Malaysia. I am constantly mindful of the challenges we have after taking over from the previous government, the seemingly insurmountable debts we inherited, the economic slowdown and myriads of other problems facing the nation.
“We were elected by the people to bring about change and transformation, and this is what we are doing day by day. Yet, there are times when I feel frustrated and disappointed when things do not work out the way I want them to.
“I am certain the rakyat also feels the same kind of disappointment and frustration. But we have hope,” he said. — DayakDaily