ʻO wai ʻo Nikodemo?

554 iā ia he nicodemus I loko o kona ola ma ka honua, ua hopu ʻo Iesu i ka manaʻo o nā kānaka koʻikoʻi he nui. ʻO kekahi o kēlā mau kānaka e hoʻomanaʻo nui nei ʻo Nikodemo. He lula ʻo ia no ka ʻaha kūkā nui, kahi pūʻulu alakaʻi nui i kau ʻia ʻo Iesū ma ke ʻano o ka poʻe Roma. He kūlana ʻē aʻe ʻo Nikodemus me kā mākou Ola - kahi pilina i hoʻololi maoli iā ia. I kona hālāwai ʻana me ka Malachi mua me Iesu, koi aku ʻo ia i ka pō. No ke aha la hoi? No ka mea, ʻaʻole ʻo ia e nalowale ʻia ka mea i ʻike ʻia me kekahi kanaka nona kāna mau ʻōlelo i kū kūʻē ʻole i kāna mau kūkā. Ua hilahila ʻo ia i ʻike ʻia me ia.

ʻO ka manawa pōkole ma hope, ʻike mākou i kahi Nikodemus ʻokoʻa ʻē loa mai ka malihini kipa. ʻ tellslelo mai ka Baibala iā ia ʻaʻole wale ʻo ia i pale aku iā Iesū mai kāna ʻōlelo, akā ʻo ia kekahi o nā kānaka ʻelua i noi pilikino iā Pilato e hāʻawi i ke kino ma hope o ka make ʻana o Iesū. ʻO ka ʻokoʻa ma waena o Nikodemo ma mua a me Nikodemo ma hope o ka hālāwai ʻana iā Kristo he ʻokoʻa maoli i waena o ke ao a me ka pō. He aha nā mea i hoʻololi ʻia? Aia, ʻo ia nō ka loli like me i kā mākou āpau ma hope o kā mākou hui a pili me Iesū

E like me Nikodemus, ʻaʻole wale ʻo mākou i hilinaʻi i ka pono kino. ʻO ka mea pōʻino, ʻoiai ua ʻike ʻia ʻo Nicodemus, ʻaʻole naʻe mākou i kūleʻa i kēia. E like me ka poʻe i hāʻule, ʻaʻole i hiki iā mākou ke hoʻopakele iā mākou iho. Akā he manaolana. Ua wehewehe ʻo Iesū iā ia - «ʻAʻole ka Akua i hoʻouna i kāna keiki e hoʻokolokolo i ko ke ao nei, akā e ola ai ko ke ao nei. ʻO ka mea manaʻoʻiʻo iā ia ʻaʻole ia e hoʻohewa ʻia » (Ioane 3,17: 18).
Ma hope o ko Nikodemo hoʻopaʻa ʻana i ke Keiki a ke Akua iā ia iho a hilinaʻi iā ia e loaʻa ke ola mau loa, ʻike nō hoʻi ua ʻike ʻole ʻia ʻo ia me ke Akua ma mua o Kristo. ʻAʻohe mea i hilahila iā ia. Ua aʻo ʻia ʻo ia i ka mea a Iesū i ʻōlelo ai iā ia - "Akā ʻo ka mea e hana nei i ka ʻoiaʻiʻo e hele mai i ka mālamalama i hiki ai ke ʻike ʻia, aia ka hana ʻana i ka hana a ke Akua. (Ioane 3,21).

Ma hope o ka hoʻokomo ʻana i kahi pilina me Iesū, ke hoʻololi nei mākou i nā hilinaʻi iā mākou iho no ka hilinaʻi iā Iesū nāna e hoʻokuʻu iā mākou e ola i kahi pōmaikaʻi. E like me Nicodemus, hiki i ka hopena keʻokoʻa ke ʻano ma waena o ke ao a me ka pō.

na Joseph Tkach