‘Unity’ was the word that kept recurring in multiple dimensions last Saturday, as the much-awaited wedding of fast-growing fashion designer, Emmanuel Isibor to his heartthrob, former Miss Jennifer Adeaga finally took place at Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Throne of Mercy parish, Governor Road, Ikotun, Lagos.
The solemnisation of holy matrimony, which drew several youthful personalities from as far as Asaba, Warri, Abuja and Europe as well as some elders of RCCG and Calvary Power Mission, enacted a strong angle to national unity for the country, as the groom is from Delta State while his bride is a Yoruba lady.
Another captivating part of the wedding was the emergence of the groom’s men in sparkling white native flowing gowns (agbada), which confirmed that the new husband is infusing tribal affinity into his designs, as CEO of Wesley Clothing Limited, whose office is located at Ango Beach Estate, Abule-Osun, Ojo, Lagos.
It was apt that the congregation was led into the church auditorium to the words of ‘Great Is Thy Faithfulness,’ as T.O.M. choir, led by Mummy Owoloh, rolled out the processional hymn to herald the commence of the day’s line up of matrimonial activities.
Throne of Mercy zonal pastor, Mrs R.A. Monehin then took the couple through their marital vows as well as joining and blessing, after which one of the senior pastors present, Lawrence Adegbite gave the day’s sermon.
Pastor Adegbite, who is also a teacher in one of the centres of RCCG’s annual School of Disciples, spoke on the topic ‘Dwelling Together In Unity,’ during which he made reference to the need for husband and wife to avoid any form of discord, as exemplified in the love Jesus has for His church – the body of believers.
Right after the church service, which climaxed with photograph sessions in front of the new-look T.O.M. auditorium, the next port of call was Impress Events Centre, Iyana-Odo Bus Stop, along Isheri-Igando Road, and more angles to the essence and tenets of unity were unfolded during the exciting programme.
This time, chairman of the reception, who flew in from Asaba, Delta State for the occasion, echoed the words of Pastor Adegbite, as he also exhorted ‘the latest couple in town’ to think and plan together as one, in order to avoid any form of disunity in their marriage.
He charged them with symbolic words and encouragement, while also recalling his own wedding 20 years ago, and solemnly retorted: “Emmanuel, you are answerable to your wife, and she must be submissive to you. As the pastor said at the church, you must both allow unity to be the key word in your marriage.
“I believe all will be well with you in this marriage. God will be with you and bless you abundantly. In nine months’ time, you will once again invite us to come and celebrate with you, and we shall all rejoice to see your first baby.”