“O Lord, our Lord, How excellent is Your name in all the earth,
Who have set Your glory above the heavens!” (Ps 8:1)
This is a picture I took from my balcony, in Effurun/ Warri, Nigeria. It is now raining season. Can you see the beauty of God’s creation? Can you see the sky? It is like a painting! Glory!
Nigeria is my adopted country. I live here since 1980. This is my observation… Many Nigerians hate their country and want to go abroad, anywhere… so far is ‘abroad’… to find ‘greener pastures’. They think that God has forgotten Nigeria. They have lost hope for a change. Look at this picture… what do you see? This glimpse of the sky over us here in Effurun is a reminder that God is everywhere. He is the Omnipotent God! This is not ‘a second hand’ sky! This is not ‘a faded’ glory!!! This is not ‘okrika’ beauty! I know that there are many problems in Nigeria. But I also know that God is bigger than all our problems! Therefore, I have hope!
This picture is a reminder that God is in Nigeria and that God loves this country, I live here and I am a witness to His presence and to His love for the people. I am a pastor in Nigeria, at Father’s House Bible Church! My flock is made of Nigerian sheep and lambs. I am the only ‘oyinbo’ in our church but that does not matter. I am their ‘mummy’. We are one in Christ alone! Let’s praise the only Living God! Let’s acknowledge His presence in our midst! Make some noise my dear Nigerian brethren! Let’s hala! Shout: Oluwa! Jesus! Jesu!!! Sing unto the Lord a new song! Praise His holy name!!!!!!!! God bless Nigeria!!!!!