Good morning and welcome to our Sunday Worship column.
We started this column in order to convey messages that are central to our editorial policies from a spiritual point of view.
When this news-site started we were hoping to be able to achieve one particular goal, amongst several, give the average, non-celebrity, non-politician Nigerian a voice. Hence the name URNAIJA.
We all know what Naija means. The U and R before that stand for “Unreported”.
We wanted to specialise in reporting issues, which affect individuals but are not considered important enough for other publications to report.
We are still on the topic of kindness.
The bible says in 1 Thessalonians 5:18, “give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus”.
Considering the above scripture, there are two situations in particular that remind those who are not experiencing those situations to give thanks to God every day.
The two situations are HEALTH and LIBERTY.
Let me put it this way, if you’re not expecting to see your doctor everyday or have your lawyer visit you in custody regularly take time out to praise God for those two situations.
That is not to say those in any of the situations above shouldn’t give thanks to God. They should because God expects us to give thanks in all situations.
For the next couple of months the theme scripture for our Sunday Worship will be Psalm 41:1
“Blessed is the one who has concern for helpless people. The LORD will rescue him in times of trouble”
We used the same scripture last week in our introductory column because it is one of the scriptures that talk about kindness to others.
The bible says in Galatians 5:22-23: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law“.
As we begin a new week, please spare a thought for those who are ill or in custody, send a prayer up to God for them and God will surely bless you for doing that.