I welcome you all to this 2018 Christmas Carol Service with the theme “Light of the World”.
In John 8:12, Jesus said “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life”.
Christmas which marks the birth and coming of Christ into the world can be interpreted to mean the coming of light. The presence of light in the darkness is something which is unmistakable; it brings transformation and provides hope for those who have lost hope.
This is why a lot of what we do at Christmas is connected to light; lights on Christmas trees, houses, candles; all fit in with the theme of the coming of light which is personified by our Lord Jesus Christ.
As light therefore, we are expected to illuminate or make visible. Every day we are surrounded by people living in darkness; separated from the God who loves them. It is our responsibility, as the light of God, to show the way.
Ladies and gentlemen, as we enjoy this ministration of songs, let us use this season of love to reciprocate the great love God has shown to us by giving to the less privileged and vulnerable in our society.
Let us also continue to pray for the peace and prosperity of our State and Nigeria as we prepare to exercise our franchise in the coming elections.
I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a fulfilling New Year ahead.
Thank you and God bless.
“Itesiwaju Ipinle Eko, loje wa logun”