In Memoriam : Adesina Pedro
Stephen Osunkeye - November 24, 2015 Contact this person
Accept my condolence, God will protect all children left behind
BENJAMIN ABEGUNDE - November 24, 2015 Contact this person
Uncle Pedro was like a good book that was not able to be read by us to the end. We all enjoyed being a part of his story for some time. And like all books that are not read until completion we wonder what would become of our protagonist. We gather here not to talk about the mistakes that he made because we all do make mistakes, big or small that is not what defines us and that is not the point of this gathering. His life may have not bore the "badge of success" that reflects our societal standards today but so what? At the end of the day we take nothing; the fame, the success, the money, and even our bodies cannot be taken into eternity. So why strive for such fleeting treasures? This is a celebration of Jesus and the fact that He has defeated death once and for all that is why we have the hope that Pedro is in a better place. I was extremely happy that I was able to lead you Uncle Pedro to the Lord from my small room in Sydney, to you hospital room in Illinois on November 12, 2015. When I heard that you were gone I cried not tears of remorse but tears of joy because in my spirit I knew and I still know that you are with the Author and the Finisher of your story. Jesus did not look at Pedro’s past, or how good or bad of a person he was, because Romans 10:10 says, “For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.” It is with the heart not our actions or character because as we give Jesus control He takes over and changes us inside out. I will miss uncle Pedro but this is not a celebration of loss but of life, because we have a future hope! Look up to the heavens and see Pedro looking down standing next to Jesus and smiling. This world could not offer him up to 1% what he is enjoying with his Creator, and neither can it offer us anything that is worthwhile or lasting. Death will come to us all at some point in time, but the point is to not be afraid. There is no more sting! Christ is King, and the same way Uncle Pedro let Jesus be King over his life is the same way any of us should to not just enter into heaven but to have a heaven filled life while we are still on earth. I challenge anyone sitting here listening to this to get into a relationship with Jesus, you don’t need fancy words or the permission of a pastor. All you need is your voice and your heart. Ask Him to come into your life if you have not…please. Uncle Pedro was like a good book that was not able to be read by us to the end. We all enjoyed being a part of his story for some time. And like all books that are not read until completion we wonder what would become of our protagonist. The only thing that brings us solace is that Jesus Himself finished Pedro’s story. Will see you in eternity soon sir. Keep dancing with the King until then. Love you, Benjamin Olatunji Abegunde.
Jackson Ntefreh - November 24, 2015 Contact this person
May your soul rest in the bossom of our Lord. Till we meet again.