Workers and students of Trinity University, Yaba, Lagos have celebrated their fifth Christmas Carol.
Themed: “The birth of the giver of comfort and joy: A carol of seven lessons,” the festive celebration, according to the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Olusegun Kolawole, was dedicated to celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.
Speaking on the sidelines, Kolawole said the university values Christian ethics and recognises the December season as very important to Christians.
“A season that marks the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ and one of how we celebrate His birth is through a carol of songs and lessons.
”So, it is part of the tradition of the university that every year in the second week of December we organise a carol to thank God for the success of the year, to thank God for Jesus Christ and for the progress we are making and to prepare us for Christmas,” Kolawole said.
The Pro-Chancellor/Chairman, Governing Council of the university, Pastor Samuel Olatunji, said the world was privileged to have Jesus Christ as a good shepherd, adding that as a good shepherd, Christ has always shown that he is always with the faithful everywhere in whatever situation they find themselves, “because he is ever ready to protect us, to provide for us, to deliver us and to sustain us”.
Kolawole admonished students of the university to always celebrate the values of Christianity and keep the principles of God by giving love to one another, living a clean life, working and making God the centre of their lives.
He said: “I believe that our students who have done well will continue to do well and those who haven’t will also brace up to do well. I commit our students to the hands of God for more success in the future, especially as they travel home for Christmas and come back in January for their exams and other engagements,” he prayed.
In a sermon, Minister Bisi Otitoola urged Christians to rejoice no matter the situation they may be going through.
He said the birth of Christ is the joy of the world because he came to give the world life.
“Don’t allow what you are passing through to affect your joy for Christ. He will always comfort and give us joy when we seek Him first. The birth of Jesus Christ gives us comfort and joy to live for Him and Him alone. Follow in the standard of Christ and your lives will never be the same.”