NOT YET A DIRGE
It is October again. That month of the year when the joyous people of Nigeria roll out the drums and celebrate a GREAT COUNTRY.
Yes! Nigeria is indeed great, despite evidence that tries to mock that statement.
Recession stares us in the face, how then can greatness shine through?
We call those things that be not as though they truly are. (Romans 4:17)
So we shall say Nigeria is great!
Many will disagree with me.
I hear negative comments about Nigeria:
“Things are tough.”
“There is no money anywhere.”
“We are finished in this nation.”
“Nigeria is doomed.”
I shudder to hear these.
I refuse to join them to talk that way.
And I disagree.
Many want to sing a dirge(funeral song) for this nation.
Many feel there is no hope for this nation.
But I disagree.
You cannot bury a living thing.
Nigeria is not yet dead.
For to him that is joined to the living, there is hope. For a living dog is better than a dead lion. (Ecclesiastes 9:4)
It is not time to sing a dirge for this nation.
Nigeria is a Great Nation.
Full of great people who are doing exploits in the world.
Let us believe in this nation.
Let us stop fighting each other and unite to fight the forces that threaten our existence in this nation.
Let us speak positive words into this nation.
Let us cry to God to heal our land.(II Chronicles 7:14)
No one will sing a dirge for this nation.