As the nation enters another New Year, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has charged all Nigerians, especially the Christian community to remain steadfast in their faith, confidence and hope.
This was contained in the goodwill message of CAN’s President, Rev Dr Samson Ayokunle signed by his Special Assistance on Media and Communications, Pastor Adebayo Oladeji in Abuja.
He said God is deeply concerned about Nigeria and His plans and purposes would be fulfilled in the nation against all obvious odds.
His Eminence, Ayokunle anchored his message to the nation on Jeremiah 29:11 where God Almighty reassured the nation of the Israel saying: “For I know the thoughts I have toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end”.
According to him, it is instructive that when the Lord gave this message to the people of Israel, they were languishing under a draconian captivity, just like the present Nigeria. However, at the set time, He gave them a new beginning according to His word.
“As a nation, Nigeria has been in captivity of insecurity occasioned by the menace of unending terrorism, banditary, herdsmen, kidnapping, religious persecution, nepotism, economic predicament and its attendant consequences, graduate unemployment, food scarcity, Naira devaluations, political turmoil and electoral manipulations and a host of others.
“Nigerians are groaning and it is as if our government is helpless but our God is not.
God is stepping into the situation and we will soon rejoice and celebrate, in Jesus Name, when God returns our captivity.