Ghana is 64 years today! On 6th March 1957, led by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and the other members of “The Big six”, the Nation Ghana successfully won its freedom from the British after a decade-long campaign between 1947 and 1957. Owing to that, 6th March is celebrated to commemorate the day Ghana became independent and ended its status as a British colony. Ghana was also the first sub-Saharan nation to free itself from foreign rule, and this led to the outbreak of independence movement all over the African continent. On the eve of the Independence Day, the first President of Ghana, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah said this, “But today, may I call upon you all, that on this great day let us all remember that nothing can be done unless it has the support of God”. The only thing we can do to maintain the peace we are enjoying now and as we prepare to go to the polls this year is to be agents of peace.
Jesus indicated in Matthew 5:9 that, “blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God”. Peacemakers are people who try as much as possible to prevent disputes, strife, argument, conflict, and war. They also resolve misunderstanding, hatred and hostilities between families and neighbours. Anyone who becomes a peacemaker is not only blessed but is seen as a son of God. Paul when he wrote to the Romans advised us that we are agents of transformation who must bring peace to everywhere and every place we go. We must preach Christ who is our peace unbelievers and also be peacemakers in order to possess the nations for Christ.