Easter: Stand firm in Christ, Anambra Bishop urges Nigerians
The Bishop, Diocese of the Niger, Anglican Communion, Anambra State, the Rt. Rev. Dr Owen Nwokolo has called on Nigerians, especially Christians, to stand firm in the Lord Jesus adding that they should not be hopeless as Christ is the only one who can give hope for better life.
According to Vangaurd, Bishop Nwokolo made the this known while delivering his Easter message at Bishop Court, GRA, Onitsha.
He urged Nigerians not to allow situation of the country to influence their joy, psyche or faith in God, during and after the Easter.
Speaking to his listeners, the cleric noted that Easter has given Nigerians hope despite social, political, economic and security challenges facing them in the nation, adding they are victorious by the power of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Bishop Nwokolo opined that Easter is a time of joy and hope, saying because of what Easter stands for, Nigerians were free to live unrestricted life.
He said, “There is hope rising in this 2023, Nigerians were free by the reason of the power of Jesus’ resurrection to be joyful having seen the defeat of Satan and his agents.
“So, as we live our lives in our society, especially in this our country, Nigeria, Easter assuredly gives us the hope that despite the social, political, economic and security challenges facing us here and there, we are victorious by the power of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
‘Easter, therefore, is a time for us to rejoice and to actualise this invaluable Grace given to us by our Lord Jesus by which we are empowered to live above the world and above the power over sin.
“We now have victory over the challenges of unemployment and of youth restiveness as they are among issues already overcome by the power of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Jesus has therefore given us this victory so that we can celebrate with hope and live our lives without regrets and falling back to lives of uncertainty.
“I, therefore, challenge everyone of us; young and old, men and women, to always hold tight on our Lord Jesus Christ who has given use such hope and victory as well as the ability to stand firm in Him. We are not hopeless. We have hope for better life ahead.