The living have been reminded that the live they enjoy is not theirs, hence, the need to bear in mind that a day of reckoning will come when all will be required to render account of stewardship.
Reverend Gabriel Obasi of the Apostolic Power Restoration Mission, Nigeria, Ehume, Umuopara, Umuahia South LGA, Abia State, dropped the hint on Friday during the funeral of Late Mrs Joy Maduwuaja Benson Adighimadu Ogbuehi, Mother of the LGA Chairman, Umuahia South, Engr. Dr. Humphrey Benson.
Speaking on the topic, “I have a time limit here on earth”, drawn from the book of Psalms chapter 39 verse 4, Rev. Obasi reminded the gathering that their various activities on earth is time bound, revealing that at the appointed time, God, who is the owner of their lives will demand a rendering of stewardship.
The cleric frowned at the nonchalant attitude of people who live carelessly, forgetting that it is appointed unto man once to die, reminding them that their days on earth are numbered as God decides the actual day, year or time each man will pay the ultimate price.
He advised them to live a life worthy of emulation, pointing out that what matters in life is to live a worthy life that pleases God just as he encouraged the gathering to make amends and seek the kingdom of God before it is too late.
Reverend Obasi also charged those present to be a blessing to others, noting that God blessed them to be sources of inspiration and blessing to their generation.
In his remark, the Speaker, Abia State House of Assembly, Right Hon. Chinedum Orji, consoled the bereaved family urging them to take solace in the scriptural injunction that it is appointed unto man once to die.
The Speaker urged the Chairman, Umuahia South LGA, Engr. Dr Humphrey Benson, to continue thriving and be a source of inspiration and succor to others in the family and beyond.
Earlier while interacting with newsmen, the Chairman, Umuahia South LGA, Engr. Dr Humphrey Benson, described his late mother as hardworking and virtuous, who never ceased praying and standing in the gap for the family.
The Umuahia South LG boss, recounted with nostalgia, the various sacrifices his late mother rendered in raising them up, but regretted that the cold hands of death did not allow her to enjoy the fruits of her labour.
He prayed God to grant the mother eternal rest while thanking dignitaries who graced the occasion for finding time to be with the family in their moment of grief.
Late Mrs Joy Benson Maduwuaja is survived by: Maduwuaja Benson Adighimadu Ogbuehi husband; Ogechi Sabastian- daughter; Engr. Dr Humphrey Chukwudi Benson- son; Onyinyechi Chidi Esiaga – daughter; Martha Felix – daughter; Nkiruka Felix – daughter; Kingsley Benson Ogbuehi – son; Ugochukwu Benson Ogbuehi; Daughters- in-law, Sons- in-law and grand children.
Correspondent reports that dignitaries including : The Governor of Abia State Dr Okezie Ikpeazu represented by his Deputy, Sir Ude Oko Chukwu; Speaker Abia State House of Assembly; Senator Representing Abia Central in the Senate, Senator T.A Orji; Secretary to the Abia State Government, Barr. Chris Ezem ; some State Lawmakers, LGA Chairmen; PDP stalwarts; Ndi Eze among others graced the occasion.