Uploaded by Frank Ofori

The number 60

Beloved in Christ,
The number 60, whether as a measure, count or age has a lot of meaning and significance.
The width and height of the Temple of Jerusalem was 60 cubits (Ezra 6 vs 3). According to Saint
Paul - a woman can be registered to the group of widows only if she is at least 60 years old
(1 Tim 5:9). Students of numbers claim that 60 is associated with family, home, nurturing and
harmony. 60 is also believed to represent idealism so at age 60 one should be reaching perfection
(Matthew 5:48).
Clearly 60 years in the life of any institution, country, church, or person carries a lot of symbolism.
It signifies maturity and is therefore an occasion for joy and celebration. 60 years also calls for
reflection, introspection, identification of a new vision and rallying towards a worthy mission.
2019 marks the 60th Anniversary of CDC. This is the year that we should be celebrating, honoring
our founding fathers and mothers, recognizing the toil and sacrifice of faithful members which
have brought us this far. At 60 we should be planning for the next 60 years. What I see, what I
hear, what I read and what I feel within CDC is not comforting, it is disquieting.
There is no denial that bitterness, pride, disaffection, envy, anger, vengeance, division, hatred,
avarice, dissatisfaction, acrimony and strange doctrines have invaded the church.
Having been in this church since 1964 the situation grieves my heart, and I believe, that of many
well-meaning members. Where is the love and the unity our Father and Founder preached and
left with us to hold on in order to sustain and grow the Church?
These are turbulent times, but this is what Apostle Peter wants us to do. "All of you should be
harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit; not returning evil
for evil or insult for insult, but giving a blessing instead; for you were called for the very
purpose that you might inherit a blessing. For the one who desires life, to love and see
good days, must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit. He must turn
away from evil and do good; he must seek peace and pursue it"- 1Peter 3:8 -11
On the occasion of the 60th Year of CDC I am calling on the Apostle and Chairman, CDC
Leadership, Executive Council, Pastoral Council, Trustees, Retired Clergy, Regional, District and
Branch Leaders, Men and Women Fellowships, Singing Groups, Youth Groups, Ushers and all
members to listen to Apostle Peter, stand up and pledge that we will seek peace.
So "today when you hear or read this message, don’t harden your hearts as Israel did when
they rebelled.” (Hebrews 3:15).
May the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, guard our hearts and minds to rise up
and build CDC through Christ Jesus our Lord, Amen. (Philippians 4:7). Stay Blessed.
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