Every morning I take a bus when going to work from where I stay in area 36 to townhall (Lilongwe) where our offices are. Like any other busy mornings, minding my own business after dropping off from the bus depot I heard a conversation of some two young ladies talking about their plan for the weekend. I was so interested in their conversation to the point that I commented.

The other girl was telling her friend how they are going to spend the weekend since it’s a long weekend. They agreed that they will go to Mulanje and visit Mulanje Mountain and see the beauty of the natural wonder.

I was so curious about this trip and asked if this trip was part of Easter celebration or just a hangout. To my surprise, they too seemed surprised that I posed that question and one of them replied with a gloomy face and said: “Girl you need to wake up this is one of the most important weeks in a year in which we have a long weekend and you need to utilize it. Thanks to the Government for allowing our country to take part in this holiday because it really means a lot to us.”  I was like yoooo! People are so thankful for the Easter holiday just for the getaway.

Anyways, the girls went their way and I too went ahead with my journey to the office and then the whole conversation with the girls got me thinking of the fact that they even thanked Government for the holiday and I remembered that this holiday we are talking about is Easter holiday which is well known as long weekend. Then, when I got to the office I started thinking about the whole holiday on my part.  Those two girls were so excited to have a long weekend for them to relax and they even thanked the Government for allowing them to be on a national holiday though I also entertained myself with plans for the holiday. Something hit me hard and I asked myself why this long weekend around the world? And also why the Easter celebration? I had to go back to the whole meaning of this celebration.

This is neither my first celebration nor the end; I have had Easter celebrations over the years. I have gone to retreats, gone to church, gone to different shows but what does the celebration really mean to me.

As part of the Easter celebration, so many churches organized prayer gatherings0. Not only that, Assemblies of God (Glorious Temple) organized an Easter convention which took place for three days from Friday to Sunday. On Saturday night they had a concert on which I attended and I loved every moment of it.

The event was supposed to start at 6pm but it ended up starting at 6:30pm which was just okay with me because I was late and I never wanted to miss out the best moments of the event. My best friend was among the guest artists performing at the concert, Esther Chitheka lewis.

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Esther performing during the concert

Esther is one of the best worship artists I know am not just saying this because she is my best friend and we stay together but she has the talent. If you think am lying you can watch or listen to Zathu band songs and you will appreciate the talent.

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Shammah vocals spicing up the event

Enough of my best friend, Shamma vocals was also among the artists performing and we really had a good time because I enjoyed his performance especially his famous song Zoë. The concert was supposed to end at 9:00pm but ended up at 9:30pm which was okay because we really had a good time and got home at 10:00pm where we started cooking right away and after that, I went to bed. The next morning woke up early to continue my Easter celebration, Easter Sunday. I was so excited because one of my closest friends who is just like my baby sis was at our house that made the three of us, Jacqueline my baby sis, my best friend Esther and me.

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That is me, Shammah, Baby sis Jacq and Best Friend Esther at the Concert

So we all went to church and the service was just great as the pastor took us to Mathew 24 and he ended up telling us we should be victorious in whatever we do because our Lord savior has risen and he is Alive.

I had fun during the long weekend and have really learned a lot, especially that Christ is alive and am a free person this really means a lot to me. I hope you also had a great weekend. What was the most amazing thing that made you happy this holiday? I wish you all the best as we continue our journeys in life. Remember Christ is Alive.

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