The Bishop of the Diocese of Awori (Anglican Communion), Rt. Rev. Johnson Akin Atere, has called on Nigerians to reciprocate God’s faithfulness in their lives by emulating Jesus Christ who remained faithful to God even at the point of death.
Atere, who made this remark at the recent 50th founder’s day anniversary of St. Timothy’s Anglican Church, Sango-Ota, Ogun State, enjoined every Nigerian to remain steadfast and allow God into their hearts in faith for the country to overcome its ongoing challenges.
The Bishop appealed to Nigerians to be faithful to God in all their endeavours and equally prepare to suffer for their faithfulness to God, pointing out that the faithful ones would be vindicated at the end of the day regardless of the tribulations they might have gone through in the course of their faithfulness to the Almighty.
The cleric, who noted that Nigeria had refused to progress significantly because of the people’s unfaithfulness to God, however, counseled Nigerians not to be afraid, but to turn to God in prayers and fasting for His intercession in all the ills plaguing the society by conquering and commanding the raging storm to be calm.
Atere said the nation was, no doubt, going into the sea of storms, considering the number of sophisticated weapons being illegally imported into the country, wanton destruction of lives and property, kidnapping, assassination and other anti-God tenets, stressing that Nigerians were already apprehensive of the perceived storm that would envelop the country if both the leaders and the followers failed to urgently turn to God for salvation.