All too soon another festive season is here with us. Our Christmas celebration will be incomplete without a message from the Chairman of the Christian Council of Ghana and the Presiding bishop of the Methodist Church Ghana-The Most Reverend Dr Paul Kwabena Boafo.
It is on these sidelines that the Presiding bishop is cautioning all Ghanaians to be mindful of the Coronavirus pandemic, and be on guard as they celebrate Christmas. He said as people step out to celebrate Christmas with family and friends, they should do well to observe all the COVID-19 safety protocols, by wearing their nose makes, sanitise their hands, regularly wash their hands, and keep to the social distancing protocols.“The birth of Jesus is joyous and so we should not go out to contract disease”, Most Rev Dr Boafo, said.
In an interview with the media he wished Ghanaians a happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year, he emphasized that the reason for the season, is to remember the birth of Jesus Christ and his coming to the world to save the human race from sin and destruction.
Lord had been good to all the people as he saw us through the challenges of the year 2020, especially through the COVID-19 period. He, therefore, urged Christians to allow “Jesus Christ, who comes as our Lord and Saviour to be the centre of all the celebrations”, saying, “Let us welcome Jesus into our homes, into our governance, and our commerce.
“For he comes into our world as a light to shine, and to bring us into his light. For him, the Angels mentioned that he is the Prince of peace. So as we celebrate him, Let us invite the Prince of Peace into our hearts and our nation”, he emphasized.
Most Rev Dr Paul Kwabena Boafo mentioned that if there is anything that is needed in the nation and the world, then it is peace. Adding that what Ghanaians need most is the voice of Jesus, which is peace, into what the nation is currently experiencing.
The Presiding bishop who also doubles as Chairman of the Christian Council, admonished traders not to commercialise the season by selling their wares at exorbitant prices but to give out as Christ gave himself to the world even as they sell their wares. Calling on all Ghanaians to learn to live together as brothers and sisters of different ethnic groupings.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL WESLEYANS AND GHANAIANS!!!!