The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Thursday urged Nigerians to search COVID-19 health protocols all the plot in which by the Christmas season.
Rev. Dr. Samson ‘Supo Ayokunle, in a commentary, said Nigerians must no longer let down their guards especially because the nation has entered the fourth part of the pandemic.
He additionally urged political leaders to work on bringing “reduction and joy” to electorate with the “instructed cost of workers salaries and pensions to the pensioners.”
On insecurity, the CAN leader requested Nigerians to be hopeful and belief in the vitality of God.
CAN Press Teach
Christmas: A Season of Hope, Peace and Pleasure
I hold fun with all Christians in Nigeria and for certain everywhere the sector at this season of Christmas, the season when God change into man to dwell among us so as to redeem us from all our sins and eternal death. My prayer is that nothing would gain out of your joy of this season in the name of Jesus Christ. (John 1: 14)
Allow us to hold in thoughts that the devil is a deceiver and what we’re passing by at the moment in Nigeria would perchance simply no longer be what would establish off us to hold fun! Unquestionably, what we’re in the intervening time passing by would perchance simply no longer give any one hope of the next day humanly speaking except these in vitality are extra decisive and God intervenes for us. We are experiencing insecurity in each single region, most especially, the kidnapping, wanton killings and destructions of services and products here and there by the criminals in our midst, the insurgency in the northeast, the northwest and the north central of Nigeria, accurate to show about a are awful things of mountainous voice. They attain no longer give us joy the least bit humanly speaking. Nonetheless, we have to hold in thoughts that part of the positive aspects of the beginning of Jesus Christ is to give hope to the hopeless and produce us from sin and folks that abominate us. He came to establish the captives free.
The Bible says in 1Peter 1: 3-4 thus:
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who in accordance with His ample mercy has begotten us but again to a residing hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dumb, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that doesn’t recede away, reserved in heaven for you,”
Peter’s letter truly used to be to a folks that were hopeless, otherwise, he wouldn’t hold hooked up hope in Christ to his message.
My message to all Nigerians is to remain hopeful in Christ Jesus and hold fun in hope no matter what the difficulty we’re passing by will likely be. Our Father God can flip all instances around in Christ Jesus because as God, he can attain all things. He’s our Waymaker and he would produce plot for us in the name of Jesus.
I encourage you to receive Jesus because the Lord over your lifestyles recently, fragment the message of the saving vitality of Jesus with others who attain no longer know him and show savor in a functional technique to somebody around you. Allow us to by the savor of Christ contain one but one more irrespective of religious, ethnic and political variations. Allow us to be reconciled to God and to at least one but one more. Let your entire killings, the kidnapping of our fellow brothers and sisters and all diversified acts of wickedness live because God goes to make a resolution these acts on the day of judgement.
At this season of Christmas, I plead with these at the corridor of vitality to exhaust it to bring reduction and joy to the electorate of this nation. It is far the dependable it’s doubtless you’ll simply hold executed now that folks would hold in thoughts the next day. Please, enable us to reduce aid the concern of Nigerians by paying extra attention to their successfully-being in the instructed cost of workers salaries and pensions to the pensioners. Let all things be executed to lower the high mark of things available in the market and let enabling environment be created for employment of our youths who’re roaming the streets having no job.
I plead with all Nigerians no longer to let off their guards on Covid-19 protocols. The sphere has entered the fourth part of the pandemic and it’s spreading faster than diversified phases. Please, wherever you lumber, especially in public locations reminiscent of markets and churches, wear your masks and aid your entire safety protocols.
I pray that none of us would die untimely in the mighty name of Jesus.
Once extra, I wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a cheerful and intensely affluent New Year 2022 in Jesus’ name.
Rev. Dr. Samson ‘Supo Ayokunle
President, Christian Association of Nigeria &
Co-Chairman, Nigeria Inter Non secular Council (NIREC)
23 December, 2021.