By; AMOS TAUNA, Kaduna
Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) GoodNews Church, Abuja Street, Kaduna, set aside Sunday December 13, 2020 to thank God Almighty for His divine protection and blessings throughout the year.
The Sunday service also known as Harvest Thanksgiving had its theme, “The Lord of the harvest”, witnessed members appreciating the Almighty father for seeing them through in the year that mankind experienced and is still going through the COVID-19 pandemic and other challenges of life.
The guest speaker, Elder Ephraim Kyari, observed that as the world is coming to an end with so many challenges that is facing, adding that man is bounce to face challenges of his life and therefore enjoined Christians to be mindful of all they do as believers in order to over every challenge of their lives.
He lamented that in spite of the challenges the world is facing, Christians who are supposed to be the light of the world have nothing to show for the faith they portray.
As knowledge is becoming more advanced, he noted that the world is becoming more complex.
Christians, he says can only come to terms with the reality of life if they are able to summon everything that comes their by being faithful in whatever thing they find themselves do for a living.
It is only true adherents of the word of God, according to him understand the present situation very well.
The Church must do something to be able to operate in the present world system, stressing that the only answer to the Church is to endow itself with the knowledge of God to be able to survive the present situation.
The Minister-in-charge, Rev. Ephraim Y. Piyak noted that the Harvest Thanksgiving is for Christians to thank the Almighty for the unmeasurable spiritual and physical blessings they freely enjoy on a daily basis.
He explained, “This year, we have experienced from the Lord blessings that are too numerous to mention. These blessings include but not limited to the blessings of spouses, children, new houses, new vehicles, new jobs, new appointments, leadership positions, promotions, businesses, relationships, dealings, admissions into various institutions of learning, new academic attainments, new life in Christ, among others.”
According to him, harvest isn’t something that is experienced once in a year, but that something that is experienced every day in the life of a Christian.
He explained that when it comes to harvest, he noted that Christians sow the seed that leads to life.
In his message at the occasion, the chairman of the Church Harvest Thanksgiving committee, Elder Yakubu Kanwai, thanked the Lord for His faithfulness to His children in the year 2020, stressing that the year came with so many challenges but the Almighty in His faithfulness kept his children.
He, therefore, enjoined members to give generously in appreciating the Lord for His faithfulness to them.