Peace and reconciliation were the main messages echoed in 90% of churches nationwide during the celebration of Christmas this Monday 25th December 2017.
The bible tells christians that Jesus was born to reconcile man with God but the peace and reconciliation messag was inspired by the socio political crisis in the North West and South West Regions.
At the Marié Gocker parish of Eglise Presbyteriénne du Cameroon in Yaounde, the Parish pastor Rev. Dr. Guy Matthieuran Ongolo admonished his Christians to let love rule their lives and to make reconciliation their watch word so they can be ambassadors of love and peace.
In his sermon drawn from Matthew 2:2-11 he compared the killing of innocent children by king Herod to that of innocent civilians and soldiers in the North West and South West Regions.
At the Bethel Baptist Church Etoudie, Yaounde, the message from Rev. Samuel Wepnong Jab was calling on Christians to be true worshippers of Christ. To him true worship entails sacrifice of time and wealth.
In Bamenda peace and reconciliation remained the central theme.
Rev. Njini Edward of the Baptist church Nkwen told his Christians that genuine repentance is pre- requisite for God’s blessings, he added that when Christians genuinely repent, their sins will be forgiven and the blessings of Christ will reign supreme.
At the Presbyterian Church Azire Bamenda, the Parish Pastor Rev. Simon exhorted Christians to hold fast to Jesus Christ who is the hope to the hopeless, strength to the weak and the giver of life.
Rev. Father Maurice Akwa of Catholic Church Mankon Bamenda insisted that the Region is in need of the Prince of peace to touch the hearts of people.
In Buea, messages of hope, love and trust resonated.
Pastor Simon Njie of Great Soppo said constant prayers help Christians to be convinced that Jesus is real and is still real in their lives.
Finally in Presbyterian Church Maroua the message hammered on love and sharing with one another according to Rev. Pastor Divine Chere Chou, the Parish Pastor.