Rt. Rev. Dr Daniel Sylvanus Mensah Torto, the Anglican bishop of Accra has asked Vice- President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, to ignore all those who speak doom about his future, indicating that the purpose of God for his life here on earth is not yet done.
Bishop Mensah Torto was delivering the homily (the sermon) at the Cathedral Church of the Most Holy Trinity in Accra, on Sunday (4 April 2021), during the Easter Sunday church service.
“Yours is the kind of leadership we want as a nation. Leadership that recognizes and respects people irrespective of faith, gender or ethnicity in a manner that fosters national cohesion. Good leadership is not about what faith one belongs to. It is not about whether one belongs to a minority ethnic group or faith,” he said.
Be assured of His purpose for you
Bishop Mensah Torto said, “for us as Christians the best gift God gave us did not come from a majority ethnic group, or a big city or even a rich family. He came from Nazareth the place where they said nothing good could come from. And He was born to a poor carpenter and His virgin mother, not in a fancy hotel under surgical lights, but in a sheep’s pen which was lit with lanterns. Those were the humble beginnings of our saviour.
I know you also have been brought by God from humble beginning to this point for a purpose. Be assured that His purpose for you in life on this earth is not yet done. Therefore, do not be perturbed by the sayings of those who only speak doom over your future. There is light ahead of you and only God can put out that light. No man and I mean no man can dim your light,” he added
Vice-president’s Easter message
Dr Mahamudu Bawumia in a brief message to the church registered his appreciation to the leadership of the church and the entire congregation for the Godly welcome accorded him and his entourage.
Quoting from the book of Psalm 30:5; “for his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning” Dr Mahamudu Bawumia said though the country is having to endure the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic currently, sooner rather than later, the country will celebrate the end of COVID-19.
“Throughout history, the story of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is what affirms the faith of Christians in God that; weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning Psalm 30:5. So we may have to endure Coronavirus, but we pray by the Grace of God that we will celebrate its end before too long,” Bawumia said.
The vice-president together with Grace Jeanet Mason, the South African High Commissioner to Ghana, joined the congregation of the Cathedral Church of the Most Holy Trinity to celebrate Easter Sunday (the Resurrection Service).
The delegation of the vice-president also included Henry Quartey, Greater Accra Regional Minister, John Boadu, general secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and Mohammed Nii Adjei Sowah, Mayor of Accra.
Source: Wilberforce Asare / Asaaseradio