Day 175! ………………How Did We Get Here? (126)

“Nigeria and Boko Haram ‘agree ceasefire”

I was just on the point of wondering out loud about Boko Haram’s absence from the news recently when this headline hit me this morning. Again this is great news. The news also stated that negotiations are going on, with the release of the girls, top on the agenda. The president of Cameroon did all in his power to get his own people out and safe. We expect the president of Nigeria to do the same. He should find out from the president of Cameroon how he did it, and do the same. We pray that this cease fire will result in nothing less than the release of the girls.

“Nigeria says reaches deal with Boko Haram over abducted girls”

This second headline issued the same day, October 17, 2014, seems to tell us that a deal has been reached with Boko Haram for the release of the girls. I want to believe this, and because I believe, I will simply say a short prayer that it is true. The story says that the remaining girls are safe and unharmed. I want to believe that too, but I will not shout my alleluias until I actually see them free. So as we wait, let us not forget to continue praying.

(We will continue.)