Churches in the Northern Region on Tuesday night organized programmes to usher in Christmas.
At the OLA Catholic Cathedral in Tamale, worshipers had a vigil to welcome the birth of Jesus Christ with Reverend Father Mathew Yiteri, Cathedral Administrator, urging the people to use the Christmas festivities to change their lives.
He appealed to Christians to show love to the poor and needy and reminded Christians that the coming of Jesus was salvation for mankind.
Pastor Kinsley Sarpong of the Reach Chapel World Outreach Church appealed to Christians to let the lessons of Christmas change their lifestyles, help the needy and stay in peace and harmony with their neighbours.
Pastor Sarpong expressed regret that Christians had limited the celebration of Christmas to ceremonies, adding “The significance of the birth of Jesus Christ should be central to our Christian faith.”
He said the celebration of Christmas required an attitudinal change by Christians since it bridged the vacuum created between God and man by sin.
He said “Christians must give meaning to the birth of Christ, who brought love for humankind to emulate.”
Pastor Sarpong called on Ghanaians to beware of “prophets of doom” who peddled lies to cause fear and anxiety.
He advised Ghanaians to eschew excessive quest for wealth and power stressing “Greed could hamper national development.”
The International Central Gospel Church in Tamale marked the night with nine lessons and carols, which was interlaced with praises. GNA