Easter: Cleric seeks divine intervention in war against COVID-19

By Felix Khanoba

The Minister in charge of First Baptist Church, Gwagwalada, Abuja, Reverend Deji Oyelami, has called on Christians to use this year’s Easter’s season to seek divine intervention in the fight against Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) in the country.

Rev. Oyelami, who described 2020 Easter’s season as a period for sober reflection, said fervent prayers, faith and obedience to the word of God are key to overcome the pandemic confronting the global community.

The cleric stated this in Abuja while speaking on the significance of this year’s Easter celebration.

Rev. Oyelami admonished christians not to be weary but remain steadfast in faith as the power of resurrection of Jesus Christ is enough to overcome any challenges facing humanity and nations of the world.

“I expect Christians at this trying period to embrace the provision that the Lord has made to reconcile men to Himself and should not be taken for granted because the cross is power itself,” he said.

While also calling on Christians not to get tired in obeying government’s directive towards combating COVID-19, the Man of God stressed the need for the government to reciprocate such obedience by dishing out palliatives to cushion the negative effects of the present situation.

The clergyman also advocated upgrading of the nation’s health care system to improve the well being of all Nigerians.

Speaking further, Rev. Oyelami challenged the rich in the society to remember the needy and the less privileged at a time like this and urged Nigerians not to lose hope because of COVID-19.

“We should trust and depend on Jesus Christ whose no stone could stop from been resurrected and the one who rolled away the stone from the entrance of the tomb of Jesus is also capable of rolling away corona virus in the entire world,” the cleric said.

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