Ayokunle, Omobude, task Christians on humility
National President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Rev. Samson Ayokunle, and National President of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Rev. Dr. Felix Omobude, have reminded Nigerians that the birth of Jesus Christ being marked is not only for merrymaking, but a period to fervently serve God with all humility.
Ayokunle, in a telephone interview with The Guardian, therefore, called on Christians to have unalloyed faith in God, no matter the situation they find themselves, assuring them of God’s intervention.
He urged Christians to emulate Joseph, who felt disappointed initially when he discovered that Mary was pregnant with a baby, but instead of divorcing her, committed everything into God’s hand. That singular act of obeying the voice of God, according to him, produced a saviour we are all celebrating today.
Omobude, on his part charged Christians not to forget the reason for the celebration, saying, “Christmas is not only about rice, chicken and merrymaking, but reflecting on the reconciliatory message that God brought to mankind through the birth of Christ and thereby reconciling man back to Himself and to one another.”
He urged the Federal Government to alleviate the sufferings of Nigerians who are daily going through pains, saying, “There is no doubt that the ordinary Nigerian is going through a lot of difficulties. So, those in leadership positions should do everything possible to assuage the pains of the common man.
They should understand that they are there representing the people. And while we commend the Federal Government efforts in handling Boko Haram insurgency, we are worried about the incessant killings, especially around the North Central area. We call on government to do every thing possible to ensure that Nigerians are well protected wherever they may be.”