It has been a season of expectation and a joy to celebrate Christmas. The faithful in Christ were in high expectation for this celebration, to remember once again the gift of the Messiah, Christ to the world.
At the Kumasi Central Congregation, Apostle Amos Osei-Du led the celebration of Christmas as he conducted the festive divine service.
The text word was taken from John 1:14 “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us , and we beheld His glory , the glory as of the only begotten of the Father , full of grace and truth”.
The birth of Christ, our hope for the future.
“Today is a joyous day, the Saviour has been born , the prophecy, “And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger” was fulfilled and we must celebrate”. The Apostle explained the hope that we have as a result of the birth of Christ. “John testified about Him that He was there in the beginning, that Christ was the Word, He was with God and He was God. Today, He is the word made flesh that we celebrate”
“He is the King of Kings but was not born in a palace but in a manger, which signifies humility and He lived a humble life which we must all emulate.”
He admonished members to remain in the truth Jesus left with His Apostles: “ Darkness is a very uncomfortable and a bad experience. Jesus came as the light of the world, let us endeavour to always walk in the light. Whosoever Has the Saviour has the light and must not walk in darkness”. “Let us live by the word which became flesh in Jesus, hold on to Him and live with the word so that we can attain the goal of our faith.
Demonstrate His love
“Walk in love and let us demonstrate His love to the world. Show love to your neighbour during this yuletide”. He said just as the wise men brought gift to the new born child, we must also endeavour to be a blessing to those in need . The Apostle commended brothers and sisters who brought gifts for the aged, the sick and less privilege in the congregation.
The Apostle was assisted by the Deputy Rector Gyimah Boateng and Shepherds Bernard and Morris. There were 700 members in attendance.
A Sunday School Day
Children from Sunday School put up a colourful show after the Divine Service to also offer their talents in celebrating the day. They exhibited well rehearsed musical performances and also staged a play on the birth of Christ.
As it has always been within the Kumasi Apostle area, on the 26th December , every year , the Apostle together with ministers visit the aged, the sick and less-privileged in the congregation. The Apostle and the team embarked on this visit to reach out to members who lived at their respective homes and hospitals. Gifts were given and prayers said for all those the team visited.