I was reading the foreign news in the newspapers and was sad to see what was happening in some parts of the world . The flooding in Japan; the refugees fleeing from Syria; and I thought of all the disasters that had occurred over time in different countries.
I remembered that when I was younger I wished I was born white; probably mixed race; wished I grew up in London or America; that I’ll have long curly hair and a lovely accent that sounded like I had water in my mouth. But as I scanned through, I began to thank God for who I am and the family I have.
Nigeria is definitely not without it’s own share of environmental and economic problems; we’ve even had disasters before I was born. But it’s not about who or where you are or your race or country, it’s about the fact that God knew you before you were born (Jeremiah 1:5). The Alpha and Omega created and formed you and put you where you are. You didn’t choose.
It is this same Great God that has kept you alive and for a purpose and that is what we live for everyday.
Whether he decides to take us some place else tomorrow is entirely up to Him but we are confident that His plan for us is for good and not for evil to give us a hope and a future; bringing us to a glorious end (Jeremiah 29:11).
It starts at one place- The Cross and ends when we finally go to be with Him.
I’m proud of who I am. Are you? Most importantly I am proud to be part of Jehovah’s family.