On Christmas day, 25th of December 2019, Bishop Charles Addo Asare, paid a surprise visit to the Osu Congregation in the Accra East District and met an attendance of 141.
The text word for the occasion was taken from Titus 3:4-5. “But after the kindness and love of God our Saviour towards man appeared, Not by works of righteousness which we have done but according to His mercy He saved us,…”
The reading of a section of the Bible for the occasion, was from Luke 2: 1-14. It was read by Sister Efua Nhyira Dedei Kwapong from the Osu Sunday School.
The Bishop first thanked the congregation for keeping the Osu church building very decent and beautiful and commended them of their commitment.
In his sermon, he said, “Christmas is a special day for Christians – though the celebration is not recorded in the Bible but we Christians have chosen to celebrate it as the birthday of our Lord Jesus Christ.” He added that God revealed Himself to us through Jesus so we celebrate Christmas because we love Christ our redeemer.”
God chose the period to let the Saviour come, but not by the determination of man. If Christ had not been born, He would not have died to save mankind.
The Bishop continued, “Logic or critical thinking, cannot be attributed to the acts of God; David, a shepherd boy, was chosen as the successor to Saul. When the wise men stopped following the bright star and entered the king’s palace to enquire about Christ, He was not found there. However, when they continued following the star again, it led them to where Christ was laid in a manger.
“The love and compassion of God, came to us through Jesus Christ and according to the book of Lamentation, it is renewed every morning. It is therefore not our might but according to His mercies He saved us,” the Bishop concluded.
He was assisted by District Evangelist Amoah, and the Shepherd Kwapong the Rector.
The Sunday School, led by their Teachers, Sister Heidi Yeboah and Brother Gerald, later in the day, performed a role play titled “Christ in a manger.”