Wife of the governor of Delta state, Dame Edith Okowa, has advised Christians to turn from seeking material things at the celebration of the birth of Christ, rather Christians should devote their time to seek God and find means of getting closer to Him.
Okowa’s wife dropped the advice on Wednesday when her pet project, 05 Initiative, organized a Christmas party for children drawn from the 25 local government areas of the state.
The celebration which held at the state government house at the premises of the 05 Initiative was a very colourful one as the children were adorned in different colours where the red dominated and appeared to be the official colour of the day.
While red colour was prominent, other colour of dressing painted the environment where father Christmas and teddy bear thrilled the children to different tune of dances, competitions and other children plays.
It was actually a day of fun for the children who were not ready for the celebration to close as they were fully engrossed in celebration mood.
Her Excellency advised parents and children to employ the period judiciously rather than going after material things and getting engaged in activities which do not glorify God.
According to her, the season is beyond buying shoes, eating food, rather it should be a time to be closer to God. He told the children that Jesus is coming again and as such they should not be carried away with the beautiful things of this life.
He said Jesus first coming was as a child but his second coming will be as a judge to judge the evils and wickedness of humanity.
“Any person that does not know Jesus should change now and know Christ. Women and parents should lead their children to Christ and keep them in the knowledge of God. Whether we believe it or not Jesus is coming again.
“Death does not go by age or colour. Let us get prepared for the coming of Christ”
The children who were drawn from all the council areas with the T-shirt indicating their local government areas were really happy as they sang songs and competed among themselves.