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Why Jesus is trending on social media

The name ‘Jesus’ is a household commodity, especially among believers.

When Christians gather, they pay obeisance to the name and sing songs to reflect their reverence for His person.

On cars, billboards, doors and other vantage points, Christians also project the name of Jesus with stickers and other creative artefacts.

With the name of Jesus littered across the globe in every nook and cranny, it is safe to say that He needs no further publicity and mentioning.

However, over the last 24 hours there appears to be an awakened and revived momentum for trumpeting the name of Jesus.

On Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp and other social media platforms, thousands of users have been seen posting and sharing the name of Jesus; mostly printed in red letters on a white background.

The widespread projection of the name was not only limited to pastors and other avowed religious folks. Celebrities, politicians, academics, entertainers, journalists and other prominent personalities have also been caught up in the massive spiritual euphoria.

Why Jesus is trending on social media
Award-winning Ghanaian journalist, Israel Laryea’s Facebook post on the viral Jesus posts

Those who have joined this bandwagon did not just post the name of Jesus in isolation.

A chunk of them also attached captions and quotes to reflect their surrender to His Lordship, His influence in the affairs of men and His unparalleled powers and works of wonder.

But what triggered this campaign? A dig into the genesis of the viral movement revealed that, it all started with a tweet from celebrated Nigerian composer, Nathaniel Bassey.

In a tweet on Monday, the award-winning gospel musician wrote, “Can we make this picture our profile picture and tweet at 12 noon? Let’s release this precious ointment over our land and nation. JESUS. 3 …..thy good ointments thy name is as ointment poured forth…” Songs of Solomon 1:3.

Nathaniel Bassey’s tweet was consequently hailed by thousands of social media users, who have since stuck to the momentum.


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