CAN enjoins Nigerians to maintain peace, show love
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has urged Nigerians to maintain peace and order and equally give their best to the service of God and humanity as the world commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ.
In a statement yesterday in Abuja, President of the association, Rev. (Dr) Samson Ayokunle, charged all Christians to show love to all irrespective of religious and ethnic divides.
Ayokunle noted that Christmas story is associated with the physical manifestation of the love of God to human race as God gave His Son to redeem us from the original Adamic sin. No wonder His birth was originally announced by the angel with songs of joy and a message of goodwill to all men.
He said: “Showing love should cut across religious and ethnic divides.
“There is nothing too insignificant to spare or too big to give. May this celebration be everlasting for you all and may you never have cause to weep at this season. We hereby felicitate with Christians all over our country Nigeria and all over the world on this great occasion of the commemoration of the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
“Therefore, we at Christian Association of Nigeria congratulate the entire human race for this gift of God which all need to open up their hearts and receive for their redemption.
“On the other hand, we specially congratulate Christians for a renewed hope the anniversary of His birth brought to us. What a privilege to know him as Lord and to know that God dwells with us daily bodily in Jesus of Nazareth.”