Children have been advised to show appreciation and gratitude to God and their parents at this season of Christmas as a way of acknowledging the love shown to them by God and their parents.
This advice came from the Wife of the Governor of Ogun state, Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun at this year’s Celebration of the Christmas Kiddies Party organized by her office at the House of Assembly Open Field, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta.
Mrs. Abiodun admonished the kids to to be serious with their studies and be well behaved at all times noting that Jesus Christ was a good example to be emulated.
“I want to encourage you to be good children, be serious with your education and always remember the child of who you are, Jesus Christ our Lord never forgot the child of who he was.”
She further added that “Jesus Christ behaved himself throughout his lifetime, there was no time that you will hear that Jesus Christ did not behave himself.”
Earlier in her welcome address, the wife of the Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Mrs. Victoria Oluomo assured the children that they were cherished and that they would always be catered for in the scheme of things.
In her goodwill message, the wife of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mrs. Omolola Osota reminded the children of the essence of the celebration which according to her signified the love God had for the world by sending Jesus Christ to deliver the people from destruction.
She said they should make the Lord happy with them by also showing love to themselves and the people around them adding that love was the greatest commandment of God.
The celebration featured competitions for children and parents, games, other side attractions and distribution of gifts among others.