The vice president compares the darkness in Nigeria to what obtained before God created the earth.
Nigeria will eventually rise from its security and socio-economic challenges into the glorious light of dawn, because the spirit of God is in the land, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
Osinbajo stated this on Sunday, August 15, 2021, during a send-forth service for Revd. Dr. Israel Adelani Akanji.
Akanji served as Senior Pastor and Minister in charge of the First Baptist Church, Garki, Abuja, for 22 years. He is currently the President of the Nigerian Baptist Convention.
The vice president said: “In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. The beginning was bleak, confused, without form, empty.
“This is the way of the lives of some of the greatest men and women and also nations. There might be confusion, grief, trouble, darkness and fear.
“But even in that confusion, the Bible tells us that the Spirit of the Lord was hovering over the face of the deep. God was in the darkness, He did not run away, He is not asleep.
“So, it is with our nation. Today, some things may seem bleak and grave, with insecurity, economic difficulties, but even in the midst of these problems, the Spirit of God is in this land, it is here, hovering over this nation.”
He continued: “so, what happens next in verse three? We are told that suddenly God spoke, ‘let there be light…and there was light.’ The darkness came to an end, the fear, insecurity came to an end.
“So, it shall be for you and our nation. In the next verse, scripture says, God saw the light that it was good….so it shall be for you and our nation. The light will come and it shall be good, very good.”
The vice president also congratulated Akanji on the occasion of his 60th birthday coming up on Monday August 16.
He wished him more strength, wisdom and favour and asked for God’s blessing on all Nigerians.