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.?
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 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...
That is cool! It’s sad because we claim to be a Christian nation, but have gotten so far away from it the world around us would not describe us in such light anymore. If you asked the world what our God is here in the USA they would say money.
Awesome pictures. So glad you got to go, Natalie!
So sad but so true.
Preach it, sister. You got that one right…
Thank you – I’m so thankful I was able to go as well. It was absolutely a blessing from Him.
Wow, I just LOVE these photos! Talk about freedom of religion. I’m afraid that in the U.S., that concept has been warped into “freedom from any possible reminders that God even MIGHT exist, let alone that anyone actually BELIEVES in Him.”
May the Lord bless these people, their bold expressions of faith, and their delightful smiles.
I’ve tried several attempts and something to say here. All I can get out now is thank you for these reminders about what our priorities, necessities, and blessings truly are. We are so immersed in materialism and political correctness, etc. that we have come to believe its right. It is soooo not right. Thank you for the reminder. I loved reading your other Ghana posts.
Fascinating. I am always amazed at how different countries see things differently…and in some cases better :) and in some cases….not so much.
Wow! I can only imagine how different this country would look if we were as boldy unapoligetic about our beliefs! I know very little about this country, but can see clearly that in some ways they are FAR richer than us!
Natalie, I am so enjoying reading your series of posts from your trip to Ghana! I can’t wait for Relevant to get here so I can hear your stories face to face! :) So amazing to see what you were able to experience, and I can’t wait to hear/read all about it!
Those pictures were GREAT! Thanks for sharing. . .
Wow — thanks for the visual reminders…thanks for taking pictures and sharing a bit of your heart that the Lord is changing and thereby helping to change mine a bit, too. A good reminder that our country is not richest in all things….
Wow! I wonder why these same companies will not publish in Christian Magazines in the U.S.?