Ghanaians should be inspired by Easter to sacrifice for the future generation
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The Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) has urged Ghanaians to be inspired by the Easter story to pursue an agenda of sacrifice and to ‘lay down’ our lives for the future generation.
In an Easter message, the General Secretary, Rev. Dr. Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong thanked the Almighty God for seeing the nation through the first quarter of the year and wished Ghanaians a happy Easter celebrations.
Rev. Dr. Opuni-Frimpong called on Ghanaians to emulate the example of Jesus as we celebrate Easter.
He called on Ghanaians to prioritise the act of sacrifice and lay down our lives for the future generation. He posited that in our determination to find comfort and happiness for ourselves, we must pay attention to the sacrifices we can make and the legacies we can leave behind to secure a better tomorrow for the next generation.
Citing Philippians 2:6-11, Rev. Dr. Opuni-Frimpong asserted that the beginning of the Easter story is a deliberate act of sacrifice on the part of Jesus who was in the very image of God but chose to die on the cross to secure a better future for all God’s children. He said such acts of sacrifice must be exemplified in the home, churches, schools, hospitals, in politics and in all private and public life.
He explicated that the country will see the desirable conditions we all wish for if religious, political, traditional, family leaders and all those in authority will ‘lay down’ their lives for one another. He cautioned against a life that seeks only the present comfort without considering future consequences and asked Ghanaians to sit up to the reality of building our own nation through a conscious effort of sacrifice.
Stressing on the need for sacrifice the CCG General Secretary indicated that the resurrection of Christ must inspire hope in Ghanaians that if we do things right, our temporal discomfort will give rise to permanent prosperity in the nation. He added that it is this hope that must inspire us to sacrifice our lives to work hard, live disciplined lives, preserve our natural resources and leave a more comfortable Ghana than we met it.
Touching on family life, Rev. Dr. Opuni-Frimpong indicated that families should use the Easter period to reflect on what sacrifices they can each make to ensure that the home becomes a safer and better place to live. He also urged family members to draw closer to one another even as the blood of Christ draws us closer to God. He said the recent cases of suicide suggest that families need closer ties in order to create conducive atmospheres for hurtful feelings to be addressed.
The General Secretary urged all pastors and churches to nurture their members in Christ as part of the sacrifices they can make for the Kingdom of God.
Rev. Dr Opuni-Frimpong ended the message by imploring citizens to exercise moderation in their merry making. He indicated that every Ghanaian would be needed alive after the celebrations and that no single soul should be lost whether on the road or on the beach or in any other place.
He assured that the Christian Council of Ghana would continue its public education, sensitisation and prayers for peace, harmony, and justice in Ghana.
April 06, 2017
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