It was on the side of the road in Accra, Ghana.


No, you don’t need new glasses and your contacts aren’t old.  This is a billboard for COCA-COLA mind you, professing that “God is Great”.

Could you imagine the backlash if this same advertisement was displayed in the U.S.?

Yikes.

Though Ghana reached-in and ignited a part of my heart I didn’t realize needed to be lit, I am still so thankful to be a U.S. citizen.  Social grumblings aside, regardless of who’s in political power, it’s still a fantastic place to reside.

However, this part of Ghana, this unapologetic glorification of the one who makes it so, moves me.  Yes, there are Muslims in Ghana (more in northern Ghana than in the Accra area) and “fetish priests” (basically voodoo) still roam the streets.

And yet, no one seems to feel a need to “couch it” for the nonbelievers.  No one seems too overly-worried about offending someone or a group of someones.

Professions of faith are everywhere.  Like here:

And here…

Or here…

And here…

And wouldn’t you just love to stop at this “chop house”?

How about this subtle reminder?

And my personal favorite, just in case you seem to have your priorities out of whack and need to clarify…

And while many of the Ghanaian people don’t have the resources that many of us in the U.S. might have, they are far richer indeed in other areas…

Joining in with Michelle at “Lost in the Prairies” for Caffeinated Randomness and Rachel Ann at “Home Sanctuary” for Company Girls...