12391453 562128990610262 5939675665885195104 nDr. Hage Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia delivers Christmas Message 2015

Fellow Namibians,

The year 2015 has been a long year and is now drawing to an end as many Namibians prepare to embark on their annual holidays.

The holiday season presents an opportunity to reflect and to plan ahead.

As we reflect on the meaning of Christmas and the birth of Jesus Christ, let us remember that "God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, so that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life." Let us emulate this divine act of selflessness and humility by exuding the spirit of sacrifice and compassion, just as God had sacrificed his only son for our sake. At this time of the year let us extend a helping hand to our brothers and sisters in need, so that they can have a better life in the Namibian House. Those of us blessed with abundance should be willing to share in order to ensure that we provide the building blocks for a fairer and equitable house, a house in which all of us can pursue our dreams and prosper as equals.

Many Namibians do not have decent shelter, a place they can call home and a place in which they can raise their children. Let us think of these people and remember the fact that Jesus was a child born from humble beginnings, in a manger but grew up to save the world. This fact should resonate amongst our people so that we realize that those amongst us who are poor have the capacity to achieve wonders in life as long as they are given an opportunity.

Furthermore, let us attach greater value to life during this holiday; let the spirit of selflessness reveal itself in all our actions. Let us look out for one another in the spirit of love and let us appreciate our families and the greater family of the Namibian House. Remember these words from Peter who said, "Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind."

Let us display unity of mind, sympathy, love, tender hearts and humble minds by saying no to reckless driving, no to excessive drinking and no to Gender Based Violence and all other forms of violence.

It was during the birth of Jesus that the Angel had exclaimed that we should not fear, "for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people." So in the same spirit, let us endeavour to bring the joy and good news of Christmas to each and every Namibian by displaying love, sympathy and compassion for one another.

I wish you all a safe, peaceful and enjoyable festive season.

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