Member of the Board of Trustees for the National Cathedral, Rev. Dr. Joyce Aryee has indicated that the latest developments and controversies surrounding the construction of the National Cathedral are akin to the days of old in the Christian faith.
The celebrated Reverend Minister described these situations as tough tests as she believes that such circumstances are to be expected in line with accomplishing a religious cause. She referenced scenarios in the Bible where some of God’s chosen were challenged for doing His works.
In a recent interview on the Happy Morning Show with Samuel Eshun, Rev. Dr. Joyce Aryee said, “When I read the Bible, I see similar situations in the days of our Lord and the Israelites. At the time, Cyrus told the people that God has instructed him to build a house for Him in Jerusalem even though he was a King in Persia according to Ezra 1:2 onwards, you realize that God asked him to build him a house but the people who were regarded the Jews and God’s people are to build the house.”
“Definitely when God’s people went, they suffered as stated in chapter 4 and 5 of Ezra. You realized there was a motive to talk against the works for God. So, all these happening today have happened before also similar to when Nehemiah decided to put up an altar for God because Jerusalem’s altar was destroyed, he also faced tough challenges.”
Rev. Dr. Joyce Aryee earlier reiterated that it was a lifetime privilege for her as a religious leader to be enlisted as a member of the board overseeing the project.
Despite the backlashes from some sectors of the public, she charged Ghanaians to overcome these challenges through unity and prayers.
“I wouldn’t say I’m happy but I’m gratitude to God and thankful that during my time on earth I’ll witness the construction of Ghana’s National Cathedral and to be selected as part of the trustees. The talks and issues surrounding the project comes as extreme put expected since we’re humans,” she said.
She added “For me and as Christians, we should always know that not everything will go in smooth as planned but when the issues arise, we should oversee them and put them in God’s hands because all we’re doing is for the Glory of our Lord.”
By: Jude Tackie