Communique Issued At The End of The Bishops And Wives Retreat At Bariga LagosJanuary 18, 2023
- NGOZI ADIGHIBE
- May 23, 2020
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BY NGOZI ADIGHIBE
“While battles are inevitable, victory is guaranteed for every child of God.”
These were the words of the Rt. Rev’d Foreman Nedison, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Jalingo as he reminded Christians that whatever is born of God, overcomes the world.
Speaking on the topic, “Light at the end of the tunnel”, Bishop Nedison pointed out that there is an end to every trying time in life.
According to him, “Trying times don’t last forever, they are transient.”
Therefore, he charged Christians not to panic when things are not working out as planned, because it won’t last forever.
He said, “Your affliction is for a moment and not for eternity; so no matter how dark, there’s light at the end of the tunnel.”
The Bishop explained that light at the end of the tunnel connotes, victory after a long period of battle with the kingdom of darkness, joy after a moment of weeping and restoration of lost years. He said as long as one is in the world, life is full of invisible battles; adding that to exist without this consciousness that battles are real is to end up as a victim.
The Bishop of Jalingo however added that though life’s battles are real, the believer’s victory is more real, as assured in the Bible. He stressed that every child of God is destined to emerge victorious from every battle and therefore, they should keep hope alive, maintain godly character and keep declaring positive words.
The Rt. Rev’d Nedison urged Christians to believe in God even when faced with difficult situations, and trust that things would turn around for their good. He enjoined them to believe that when God is in control, nothing could get out of control.