The Bishop, Diocese of Lagos West, The Rt. Revd. Dr. James Olusola Odedeji admonished women and girls in the diocese to remain steadfast despite the challenges they may face in life.
He urged them to bear in mind that God of the good times is also God of the bad time.
Odedeji admonished the women during the rededication of the Diocesan Women, Girls’ Guild, Royal Gems & Vessels.
The event was held at the Archbishop Vinning Memorial Church Cathedral in Lagos on Sunday, January 16
Speaking on the theme,” No genuine road is smooth, but the dry bones will rise again”, Bishop Odedeji made copious reference to the Bible.
Quoting from 2 Corinthians 12 Vs 8-10 he said God has not promised a problem-free life, but that there’s the hope of a better tomorrow.
No good road is smooth in life
While noting that righteousness and unrighteousness are antithetical, he said, “no good road is smooth in life. The God of the good time is still the God of the bad time. The same God of the mountain is God of the valley”.
According to Odedeji, life’s difficulties are not with the intent to destroy, but rather to let one know that God is God, even in the midst of tribulations.
In her goodwill message, the Diocesan Women Leader and wife of the Diocesan, Dr. Mrs.Lydia Olukemi Odedeji, the initiator of the Royal Gems and Vessels, appealed to the women to be available for their children’s training and upbringing, as well as love their husbands.